Synonyms for stopped

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At sunset he would have stopped for the day, camping on the spot.

As the waiter would have refilled the glasses, Blythe stopped him.

If the West stopped producin' men fur you, you'd be as bad off as if it stopped producin' food.

He was stopped by a policeman, who demanded, "Whose bag is that, Johnny?"

They stopped short in surprise at the sight of Robert and Bates.

Perhaps it would have been better if it had stopped, but you see it has not.

Then he stopped, tore off his shirt, and ripped it with his right hand and his teeth into strips.

She stopped the running and meditated with a steady, hard deliberation.

I wanted to ask after the boy, but there was a look in her face that stopped me.

The pursuers lost ground; they stopped and yelled for horses.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English -stoppian (in forstoppian "to stop up, stifle"), a general West Germanic word (cf. West Frisian stopje, Middle Low German stoppen, Old High German stopfon, German stopfen "to plug, stop up," Old Low Frankish (be)stuppon "to stop (the ears)"), but held by many sources to be a borrowing from Vulgar Latin *stuppare "to stop or stuff with tow or oakum" (cf. Italian stoppare, French étouper "to stop with tow"), from Latin stuppa "coarse part of flax, tow." Plugs made of tow were used from ancient times in Rhine valley. Barnhart, at least, proposes the whole Germanic group rather might be native, from a base *stoppon.

Sense of "bring or come to a halt" (mid-15c.) is from notion of preventing a flow by blocking a hole, and the word's development in this sense is unique to English, though it since has been widely adopted in other languages; perhaps influenced by Latin stupere "be stunned, be stupefied." Stop-and-go (adj.) is from 1926, originally a reference to traffic signals.

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adjectiveblocked, clogged
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