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noun [countable]     stop pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a place where you stop on a journey

    The president’s first stop on his tour will be Honolulu.

    If you require an overnight stop near the airport, this is an ideal hotel.

    1. a.
      a period when you stop on a journey

      After a brief stop for coffee, we were on our way.

    2. b.
      a place where a bus or train stops for passengers to get on or off

      I’m getting off at the next stop.

  2. 2
    one of the parts on an organ that you push or pull in order to control the level of sound


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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