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Policies like this aren't going to stop crime.
A broken leg won't stop me from going to the concert.
There's nothing to stop you from asking him. He might agree.
We stopped work and went for a drink.
I want to stop smoking.
Suddenly everyone stopped talking.
The car stopped at the traffic lights.
Lots of people stopped and stared at the accident.
I stopped a woman and asked her for directions.
He was stopped for speeding.
Does the train stop at Nice?
He stopped and listened before opening the door.
Did you ever stop to think what might happen?
I stopped to get a drink of water.
I stopped at the shop for some cheese.
My watch has stopped.
Can you stop the engine?
Have you got time to stop for a cup of coffee?
I stopped the night with Tom.
Stop it! You'll hurt him!
I stopped short of telling him what I really thought.
There'll be no stopping him once he starts talking.
'I can't just go to Australia.' 'What's stopping you?'
This is the British English definition of stop. View American English definition of stop.