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Stop vs. Quit: Know the Difference

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By Shumaila Saeed || Updated on December 26, 2023
"Stop" implies ceasing an action temporarily or permanently, while "Quit" suggests leaving an activity or role, often permanently.
Stop vs. Quit

Key Differences

"Stop" often means to bring an activity to an end, either for a brief period or indefinitely. "Quit", on the other hand, implies a more definitive or permanent departure from an activity or role.
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"Stop" is used in contexts where the action might be resumed, like stopping at a traffic light. "Quit" is used when someone leaves a job or habit, typically not intending to return.
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"Stop" is neutral, indicating a pause or end. "Quit" sometimes carries a negative connotation, implying giving up or abandoning something.
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"Stop" can refer to both short-term and long-term cessation. "Quit" usually suggests a long-term or permanent cessation.
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"Stop" is more flexible, applicable in various scenarios. "Quit" is more specific, often related to ending a continuous or long-term engagement.
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Comparison Chart

Duration

Can be temporary or permanent
Usually permanent
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Connotation

Neutral; implies pausing or ending
Can imply giving up or leaving definitively
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Context of Use

General cessation of any activity
Leaving a role, habit, or job
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Intent

May not imply finality
Often suggests a final decision
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Reversibility

Often reversible
Generally less reversible
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Stop and Quit Definitions

Stop

To block or obstruct
The plug stopped the water from draining.
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Quit

To leave a job or role
She quit her job last month.
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Stop

To close (an opening or hole) by covering, filling in, or plugging up
The tea leaves stopped the drain.
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Quit

To discontinue an action or practice
She decided to quit her piano lessons.
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Stop

To constrict (an opening or orifice)
My nose is stopped up.
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Quit

To cease or discontinue
Asked them to quit talking.
Quit smoking.
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Stop

To obstruct or block passage on (a road, for example).
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Quit

To resign from or relinquish
Quit a job.
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Stop

To prevent the flow or passage of
Stop supplies from getting through.
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Quit

To depart from; leave
"You and I are on the point of quitting the theater of our exploits" (Horatio Nelson).
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Stop

To halt the motion or progress of
Stopped me and asked directions.
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Quit

To leave the company of
Had to quit the gathering in order to be home by midnight.
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Stop

To block or deflect (a blow, for example); parry or ward off.
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Quit

(Computers) To exit (an application).
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Stop

To be or get in the way of (a bullet or other missile); be killed or wounded by.
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Quit

To rid oneself of by paying
Quit a debt.
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Stop

To cause to desist or to change a course of action
The rain stopped us from continuing the argument.
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Quit

To release from a burden or responsibility.
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Stop

To prevent or restrain
An invitation to dinner stopped him from going to the movies.
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Quit

(Archaic) To conduct (oneself) in a specified way
Quit yourselves like adults.
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Stop

To discontinue or cease
He stopped his complaining.
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Quit

To cease an action or cease working properly; stop
The car quit on the hill.
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Stop

To defeat (an opponent or opposing team).
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Quit

To abandon an activity out of frustration or despair; give up
Saw that he would never get the part and quit.
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Stop

To defeat in boxing by a knockout or technical knockout.
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Quit

To resign from or leave a job.
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Stop

To order a bank to withhold payment of
Stopped the check.
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Quit

Absolved of a duty or an obligation; free.
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Stop

To press down (a string on a stringed instrument) on the fingerboard to produce a desired pitch.
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Quit

(usually followed by of) Released from obligation, penalty, etc; free, clear, or rid.
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Stop

To close (a hole on a wind instrument) with the finger in sounding a desired pitch.
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Quit

To pay (a debt, fine etc.).
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Stop

To cease moving, progressing, acting, or operating; come to a halt
The clock stopped in the night.
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Quit

To repay (someone) for (something).
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Stop

To put an end to what one is doing; cease
Had to stop at an exciting place in the book.
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Quit

To repay, pay back (a good deed, injury etc.).
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Stop

To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off
Stop by at a friend's house.
Stop in at the office.
Stop off at the gas station.
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Quit

To conduct or acquit (oneself); to behave (in a specified way).
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Stop

The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped
Can't you put a stop to all this ruckus? Production is at a stop.
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Quit

To carry through; to go through to the end.
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Stop

A halt or stay, as on a trip
We made a stop in Austin.
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Quit

(transitive) To set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate.
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Stop

A place at which someone or something stops
A regular stop on my delivery route.
A bus stop.
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Quit

(transitive) To release from obligation, accusation, penalty, etc.; to absolve; to acquit.
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Stop

A device or means that obstructs, blocks, or plugs up.
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Quit

(transitive) To abandon, renounce (a thing).
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Stop

An order given to a bank to withhold payment on a check.
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Quit

(transitive) To leave (a place).
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Stop

A stop order.
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Quit

To resign from (a job, office, position, etc.).
After having to work overtime without being paid, I quit my job.
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Stop

A part in a mechanism that stops or regulates movement.
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Quit

To stop, give up (an activity) (usually + gerund or verbal noun).
John is planning to quit smoking.
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Stop

The effective aperture of a lens, controlled by a diaphragm.
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Quit

To close (an application).
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Stop

A mark of punctuation, especially a period.
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Quit

Any of numerous species of small passerine birds native to tropical America.
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Stop

The act of stopping a string or hole on an instrument.
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Quit

Any one of numerous species of small passerine birds native of tropical America. See Banana quit, under Banana, and Guitguit.
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Stop

A fret on a stringed instrument.
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Quit

Released from obligation, charge, penalty, etc.; free; clear; absolved; acquitted.
The owner of the ox shall be quit.
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Stop

A hole on a wind instrument.
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Quit

To set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate.
To quit you of this fear, you have already looked Death in the face; what have you found so terrible in it?
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Stop

A device such as a key for closing the hole on a wind instrument.
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Quit

To release from obligation, accusation, penalty, or the like; to absolve; to acquit.
There may no gold them quyte.
God will relent, and quit thee all his debt.
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Stop

A tuned set of pipes, as in an organ.
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Quit

To discharge, as an obligation or duty; to meet and satisfy, as a claim or debt; to make payment for or of; to requite; to repay.
The blissful martyr quyte you your meed.
Enkindle all the sparks of natureTo quit this horrid act.
Before that judge that quits each soul his hire.
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Stop

A knob, key, or pull that regulates such a set of pipes.
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Quit

To meet the claims upon, or expectations entertained of; to conduct; to acquit; - used reflexively.
Be strong, and quit yourselves like men.
Samson hath quit himselfLike Samson.
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Stop

(Nautical) A line used for securing something temporarily
A sail stop.
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Quit

To carry through; to go through to the end.
Never worthy prince a day did quitWith greater hazard and with more renown.
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Stop

(Linguistics) One of a set of speech sounds that is a plosive or a nasal.
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Quit

To have done with; to cease from; to stop; hence, to depart from; to leave; to forsake; as, to quit work; to quit the place; to quit jesting.
Such a superficial way of examining is to quit truth for appearance.
Does not the earth quit scores with all the elements in the noble fruits that issue from it?
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Stop

A plosive.
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Quit

To go away; to depart; to stop doing a thing; to cease.
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Stop

The depression between the muzzle and top of the skull of an animal, especially a dog.
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Quit

Put an end to a state or an activity;
Quit teasing your little brother
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Stop

(Sports) A save made by a goalie.
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Quit

Give up or retire from a position;
The Secretary fo the Navy will leave office next month
The chairman resigned over the financial scandal
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Stop

(Games) A stopper.
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Quit

Go away or leave
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Stop

(Architecture) A projecting stone, often carved, at the end of a molding.
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Quit

Turn away from; give up;
I am foreswearing women forever
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Stop

A control mechanism on an audio or video player that causes a recording to stop playing.
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Quit

Give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat;
In the second round, the challenger gave up
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Stop

Of, relating to, or being of use at the end of an operation or activity
A stop code.
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Quit

To stop doing an activity, especially a habit
He quit smoking recently.
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Stop

(intransitive) To cease moving.
I stopped at the traffic lights.
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Quit

To abandon or give up
They quit the game due to rain.
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Stop

(intransitive) Not to continue.
The riots stopped when police moved in.
Soon the rain will stop.
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Quit

To exit or leave
He quit the room abruptly.
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Stop

(transitive) To cause (something) to cease moving or progressing.
The sight of the armed men stopped him in his tracks.
This guy is a fraudster. I need to stop the cheque I wrote him.
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Stop

(transitive) To cease; to no longer continue (doing something).
One of the wrestlers suddenly stopped fighting.
Please stop telling me those terrible jokes.
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Stop

(transitive) To cause (something) to come to an end.
The referees stopped the fight.
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Stop

(transitive) To close or block an opening.
He stopped the wound with gauze.
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Stop

To adjust the aperture of a camera lens.
To achieve maximum depth of field, he stopped down to an f-stop of 22.
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Stop

(intransitive) To stay; to spend a short time; to reside or tarry temporarily.
To stop with a friend
He stopped for two weeks at the inn.
He stopped at his friend's house before continuing with his drive.
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Stop

(music) To regulate the sounds of (musical strings, etc.) by pressing them against the fingerboard with the finger, or otherwise shortening the vibrating part.
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Stop

(obsolete) To punctuate.
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Stop

(nautical) To make fast; to stopper.
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Stop

To pronounce (a phoneme) as a stop.
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Stop

To delay the purchase or sale of (a stock) while agreeing the price for later.
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Stop

A (usually marked) place where buses, trams or trains halt to let passengers get on and off, usually smaller than a station.
Related terms: halt, station.
They agreed to meet at the bus stop.
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Stop

An action of stopping; interruption of travel.
That stop was not planned.
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Stop

That which stops, impedes, or obstructs; an obstacle; an impediment.
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Stop

A device intended to block the path of a moving object
Door stop
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Stop

(engineering) A device, or piece, as a pin, block, pawl, etc., for arresting or limiting motion, or for determining the position to which another part shall be brought.
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(architecture) A member, plain or moulded, formed of a separate piece and fixed to a jamb, against which a door or window shuts.
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(linguistics) A consonant sound in which the passage of air through the mouth is temporarily blocked by the lips, tongue, or glottis.
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A symbol used for purposes of punctuation and representing a pause or separating clauses, particularly a full stop, comma, colon or semicolon.
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(music) A knob or pin used to regulate the flow of air in an organ.
The organ is loudest when all the stops are pulled.
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(music) One of the vent-holes in a wind instrument, or the place on the wire of a stringed instrument, by the stopping or pressing of which certain notes are produced.
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Stop

(tennis) A very short shot which touches the ground close behind the net and is intended to bounce as little as possible.
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Stop

(football) A save; preventing the opposition from scoring a goal
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(zoology) The depression in a dog’s face between the skull and the nasal bones.
The stop in a bulldog's face is very marked.
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Stop

(photography) A part of a photographic system that reduces the amount of light.
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Stop

(photography) A unit of exposure corresponding to a doubling of the brightness of an image.
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Stop

(photography) An f-stop.
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Stop

The diaphragm used in optical instruments to cut off the marginal portions of a beam of light passing through lenses.
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(fencing) A coup d'arret, or stop thrust.
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Stop

A small well-bucket; a milk-pail.
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(physics) The squark that is the superpartner of a top quark.
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To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop the ears; hence, to stanch, as a wound.
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To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road, or passage.
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To arrest the progress of; to hinder; to impede; to shut in; as, to stop a traveler; to stop the course of a stream, or a flow of blood.
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To hinder from acting or moving; to prevent the effect or efficiency of; to cause to cease; to repress; to restrain; to suppress; to interrupt; to suspend; as, to stop the execution of a decree, the progress of vice, the approaches of old age or infirmity.
Whose disposition all the world well knowsWill not be rubbed nor stopped.
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Stop

To regulate the sounds of, as musical strings, by pressing them against the finger board with the finger, or by shortening in any way the vibrating part.
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Stop

To point, as a composition; to punctuate.
If his sentences were properly stopped.
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To make fast; to stopper.
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Stop

To cease to go on; to halt, or stand still; to come to a stop.
He bites his lip, and starts;Stops on a sudden, looks upon the ground;Then lays his finger on his temple: straitSprings out into fast gait; then stops again.
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Stop

To cease from any motion, or course of action.
Stop, while ye may, suspend your mad career!
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Stop

To spend a short time; to reside temporarily; to stay; to tarry; as, to stop with a friend.
By stopping at home till the money was gone.
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Stop

The act of stopping, or the state of being stopped; hindrance of progress or of action; cessation; repression; interruption; check; obstruction.
It is doubtful . . . whether it contributed anything to the stop of the infection.
Occult qualities put a stop to the improvement of natural philosophy.
It is a great step toward the mastery of our desires to give this stop to them.
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Stop

That which stops, impedes, or obstructs; as obstacle; an impediment; an obstruction.
A fatal stop traversed their headlong course.
So melancholy a prospect should inspire us with zeal to oppose some stop to the rising torrent.
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Stop

A device, or piece, as a pin, block, pawl, etc., for arresting or limiting motion, or for determining the position to which another part shall be brought.
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Stop

The closing of an aperture in the air passage, or pressure of the finger upon the string, of an instrument of music, so as to modify the tone; hence, any contrivance by which the sounds of a musical instrument are regulated.
The organ sound a time survives the stop.
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Stop

In the organ, one of the knobs or handles at each side of the organist, by which he can draw on or shut off any register or row of pipes; the register itself; as, the vox humana stop.
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Stop

A member, plain or molded, formed of a separate piece and fixed to a jamb, against which a door or window shuts. This takes the place, or answers the purpose, of a rebate. Also, a pin or block to prevent a drawer from sliding too far.
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A point or mark in writing or printing intended to distinguish the sentences, parts of a sentence, or clauses; a mark of punctuation. See Punctuation.
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The diaphragm used in optical instruments to cut off the marginal portions of a beam of light passing through lenses.
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The depression in the face of a dog between the skull and the nasal bones. It is conspicuous in the bulldog, pug, and some other breeds.
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Stop

Some part of the articulating organs, as the lips, or the tongue and palate, closed (a) so as to cut off the passage of breath or voice through the mouth and the nose (distinguished as a lip-stop, or a front-stop, etc., as in p, t, d, etc.), or (b) so as to obstruct, but not entirely cut off, the passage, as in l, n, etc.; also, any of the consonants so formed.
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Stop

The event of something ending;
It came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
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Stop

The act of stopping something;
The third baseman made some remarkable stops
His stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood
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Stop

A brief stay in the course of a journey;
They made a stopover to visit their friends
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Stop

The state of inactivity following an interruption;
The negotiations were in arrest
Held them in check
During the halt he got some lunch
The momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
He spent the entire stop in his seat
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Stop

A spot where something halts or pauses;
His next stop is Atlanta
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Stop

A consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it;
His stop consonants are too aspirated
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Stop

A punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations;
In England they call a period a stop
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Stop

(music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes;
The organist pulled out all the stops
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Stop

A mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens;
The new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically
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Stop

A restraint that checks the motion of something;
He used a book as a stop to hold the door open
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Stop

An obstruction in a pipe or tube;
We had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe
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Stop

Come to a halt, stop moving;
The car stopped
She stopped in front of a store window
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Stop

Put an end to a state or an activity;
Quit teasing your little brother
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Stop

Stop from happening or developing;
Block his election
Halt the process
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Stop

Interrupt a trip;
We stopped at Aunt Mary's house
They stopped for three days in Florence
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Stop

Cause to stop;
Stop a car
Stop the thief
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Stop

Prevent completion;
Stop the project
Break off the negociations
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Stop

Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of;
Arrest the downward trend
Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia
Contain the rebel movement
Turn back the tide of communism
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Stop

Seize on its way;
The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace
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Stop

Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;
The bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed
Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other
My property ends by the bushes
The symphony ends in a pianissimo
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Stop

Render unsuitable for passage;
Block the way
Barricade the streets
Stop the busy road
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Stop

Stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments;
Hold on a moment!
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Stop

To cease movement or action
He stopped walking when he heard the noise.
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Stop

To prevent something from happening
She stopped the leak with some tape.
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Stop

To end an activity or event
The meeting stopped at noon.
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Stop

To pause in a journey or process
We stopped at the store on the way home.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

Can "stop" and "quit" be used interchangeably?

Not always, as "stop" can imply temporary cessation while "quit" often suggests permanence.
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Does "quit" imply a formal process?

Sometimes, especially in the context of jobs or official roles.
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Is "quit" always negative?

Not necessarily, though it can carry a connotation of giving up.
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Is "quit" only used for habits like smoking?

No, it can be used for quitting jobs, games, or any long-term activity.
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Can "stop" imply a permanent end?

Yes, but it's often used for temporary pauses as well.
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Is "quit" used in formal language?

Yes, particularly in formal resignations or official statements.
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Is "quit" a stronger word than "stop"?

Often, it is perceived as more definitive.
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Can "stop" refer to physical movement only?

No, "stop" can refer to any kind of cessation, not just physical movement.
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Can "stop" be a command?

Yes, like saying "Stop!" to halt an action immediately.
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Can "stop" be used in casual conversation?

Yes, it's commonly used in everyday speech.
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Can "stop" be used in legal contexts?

Yes, like a stop order in finance or law enforcement.
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Can "stop" refer to ceasing to think or talk about something?

Yes, like stopping to worry about an issue.
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Can "quit" be used positively?

Yes, like quitting a bad habit for health reasons.
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Is "stop" used in emergency situations?

Yes, often as a directive to cease an action immediately.
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Can "quit" be used in sports?

Yes, like quitting a team or a game.
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Does "quit" always need an object (like quitting something)?

Generally, yes, as it refers to leaving or stopping something specific.
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Does "quit" have different meanings in different cultures?

Yes, cultural contexts can influence its connotation.
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Can "quit" imply a sense of relief?

Yes, especially when leaving a stressful or unwanted situation.
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Can "stop" be involuntary?

Yes, like a machine stopping due to malfunction.
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Is "stop" used in technology contexts?

Yes, like stopping a process or application.
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