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noun stoppage pronunciation in British English /ˈstɒpɪdʒ/
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singularstoppage
pluralstoppages
  1. 1
    [countable] a time when people stop working as a protest
    a 24-hour stoppage by rail workers
  2. 3
    [countable/uncountable] the act of stopping something
    The stoppage of exports shouldn’t last long.
  3. 4

    stoppages

    [plural] British money taken for tax, pension etc before you receive your salary
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