HyperDic: stoppage

English > 3 senses of the word stoppage:
NOUNstatestoppage, arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stopthe state of inactivity following an interruption
artifactstoppage, blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stopan obstruction in a pipe or tube
actstoppage, stopthe act of stopping something
stoppage > pronunciation
Soundsstaa'pihjh
Rhymesabridge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
English > stoppage: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of inactivity following an interruption.
Synonymsarrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop
NarrowercountercheckA check that restrains another check
logjamAny stoppage attributable to unusual activity
Broaderinaction, inactivity, inactivenessThe state of being inactive
Spanishalto, detención, parada
Catalanaturada, detenció, parada
Verbsstopstop / stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
English > stoppage: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAn obstruction in a pipe or tube.
Synonymsblockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop
Narrowerbreechblock, breech closerA metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing
plug, stopper, stoppleBlockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
vapor lock, vapour lockA stoppage in a pipeline caused by gas bubbles (especially a stoppage that develops in hot weather in an internal-combustion engine when fuel in the gas line boils and forms bubbles that block the flow of gasoline to the carburetor)
Broaderobstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimentaAny structure that makes progress difficult
Spanishbloque, bloqueo, cierre, detención, obstrucción, oclusión, parada
Catalandestorb, obstacle
English > stoppage: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of stopping something.
Example "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
Synonymstop
Narrowerhemostasis, haemostasis, hemostasia, haemostasiasurgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
standdown, stand-down(military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
Spanishdetención, parada
Catalanaturada, parada
Verbsstopcause to stop
stopput an end to a state or an activity

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