Synonyms of stop in English:

stop


See definition of stop

verb

1‘drastic measures are needed to stop the decline’

SYNONYMS

put an end to, put a stop to, bring to an end, end, bring to a stop, halt, bring to a halt

finish, bring to a close, terminate, bring to a standstill, wind up, discontinue, cut short, interrupt, nip in the bud

immobilize, paralyse, deactivate, shut down

ANTONYMS

start, begin, continue

2‘you really should stop smoking’

SYNONYMS

cease, discontinue, refrain from, desist from, forbear from, break off, call a halt to, call it a day

give up, abandon, abstain from, cut out

belay

informal quit, leave off, knock off, pack in, lay off, give over, jack in

3‘the car stopped outside a terraced house’

SYNONYMS

pull up, draw up, come to a stop, come to a halt, come to rest, pull in, pull over

park

Australian prop

4‘the music stopped’

SYNONYMS

come to an end, come to a stop, cease, end, finish, draw to a close, be over, conclude, terminate, come to a standstill

pause, break off

peter out, fade away

5‘she pressed a pad against his side to stop the flow of blood’

SYNONYMS

stem, staunch, hold back, check, dam, slow, restrict, restrain

North American stanch

archaic stay

6‘he tried to stop her leaving the house’

SYNONYMS

prevent, hinder, obstruct, impede, block, bar, preclude

dissuade from

ANTONYMS

encourage

7‘a court action brought by protesters attempting to stop the road plan’

SYNONYMS

thwart, baulk, foil, frustrate, stand in the way of, forestall

scotch, derail

informal put paid to, put the stopper on, put the kibosh on, do for, stymie

British informal scupper

ANTONYMS

expedite

8‘talks broke down, and the employers stopped the strikers' wages’

SYNONYMS

withhold, suspend, keep back, hold back, refuse to pay, cut off, discontinue

9‘he tried to stop the hole with the heel of his boot’

SYNONYMS

block, block up, plug, close, close up, fill, fill up

seal, caulk

bung up, clog, clog up, jam, jam up, choke, choke up

occlude


noun

1‘all business came to a stop’

SYNONYMS

halt, end, finish, close, standstill

cessation, conclusion, termination, stoppage, discontinuation, discontinuance

pause

ANTONYMS

start, beginning, continuation

2‘a brief stop at the small town of Kenora’

SYNONYMS

break, stopover, stop-off, stay, rest

formal sojourn

3‘she got off the bus at the last stop’

SYNONYMS

bus stop, stopping place, halt

terminus, terminal, depot, station

British fare stage, stage

4‘a stop at the end of a sentence’

SYNONYMS

full stop, full point, point

punctuation mark

North American period


Phrases

    stop off/over

      ‘he decided to stop over in Paris’

      SYNONYMS

      break one's journey, take a break, pause

      stay, remain, put up, lodge, rest

      formal

      sojourn

      archaic, literary

      tarry

    put a stop to

      ‘new legislation could well put a stop to this practice’

      SYNONYMS

      bring to an end, halt, put an end to, end, bring to a stop, bring to a halt

      finish, bring to a close, terminate, bring to a standstill, wind up, discontinue, nip in the bud, put a lid on, put the lid on

      quell, quash, subdue, suppress, stifle

      informal

      put paid to, put the kibosh on, put the stopper on, do for