To unwind, Sharp takes long showers, and stops himself from separating his food on his plate as Christopher would.
The neighbor Lov Bensey, returning from town with a bag of turnips, stops at the Lester property.
stops in a couple of bars were followed by a late meal of steak and mussels.
The city has appealed, noting that even the plaintiffs acknowledge that 90 percent of the stops were legitimate.
At stops along the way, he called out particular lawmakers for criticism.
Who stops fur painters in a pinch like dat, or any thing else?
Then I stops the aperture below, by putting the chest agin it.
Stir in one-fourth teaspoon of soda, and when it stops foaming turn into a puree strainer and rub the pulp through.
There, she's singing it now, and we're snug;—tell me when she stops, and I'll stop myself.
Well, you see we had four stops to make in that 160 miles, and he didn't make 'em.
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.
late 15c., from stop (v.).