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  • as inabbreviate
  • as incut short

synonyms for stop short

  • abort
  • truncate
  • curtail
  • restrict
  • abort
  • break off
  • curtail
  • halt
  • hinder
  • interrupt
  • postpone
  • quit
  • shorten
  • terminate
  • abbreviate
  • abridge
  • break short
  • bring to an end
  • check
  • checkmate
  • clip
  • diminish
  • end
  • finish
  • freeze
  • intercept
  • put a stop to
  • stop
  • stop cold
  • stop dead

antonyms for stop short

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  • amplify
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • increase
  • lengthen
  • begin
  • continue
  • do
  • forward
  • increase
  • lengthen
  • persevere
  • push
  • start
  • prolong
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How to use stop short in a sentence

Sometimes the stems are quite bare; on other occasions they are partly branched; in any case the branches are short.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
Many of their cannon balls that fell far short of us, were collected and returned to them with powerful effect.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
He was tall and of familiar figure, and the firelight was playing in the tossed curls of his short, fair hair.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
They are ovoid in shape, and lie in pairs, end to end, often forming short chains.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
"But I can't stop to argue about it now;" and, saying this, he turned into a side path, and disappeared in the wood.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
At twelve, or fifteen, or sixteen, or twenty it was decided that they should stop learning.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
And since he was a very fast runner—for short distances—he met Grandfather Mole just as the old chap was crawling up the bank.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
When the short-skirted, gossamer clad nymphs made their appearance on the stage they became restless and fidgety.
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He had seen the act committed, he felt sure but had made no effort whatever to stop the thief.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Each sentence came as if torn piecemeal from his unwilling tongue; short, jerky phrases, conceived in pain and delivered in agony.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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WORDS RELATED TO STOP SHORT

  • abort
  • curtail
  • restrict
  • stop short
  • truncate
  • abbreviate
  • abort
  • abridge
  • break off
  • break short
  • bring to an end
  • check
  • checkmate
  • clip
  • curtail
  • diminish
  • end
  • finish
  • freeze
  • halt
  • hinder
  • intercept
  • interrupt
  • postpone
  • put a stop to
  • quit
  • shorten
  • stop
  • stop cold
  • stop dead
  • stop short
  • terminate
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.