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The truck stalled on the hill.
He managed to stall the car twice before finally driving away.
Talks have stalled and both sides are preparing for war.
The peace process remained stalled last night.
‘Do you know who it was?’ ‘Not yet,’ I stalled.
Each side accused the other of stalling on planned prisoner exchanges.
If he calls again, try to stall him until I get there.