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[adj., adv. non-stop; n. non-stop] /adj., adv. ˈnɒnˈstɒp; n. ˈnɒnˌstɒp/
being without a single stop en route:
a nonstop bus; a nonstop flight from New York to Paris.
happening, done, or held without a stop or pause or without offering relief or respite:
The ambassador faced a nonstop schedule of meetings and interviews during her visit.
without a single stop en route.
Informal. without a pause or interruption or without respite; continually:
My back ached nonstop for three days.
a long-distance airline flight that makes no stops between the starting point and the destination.
Origin of nonstop
1900-05; non- + stop Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for nonstop


adjective, adverb
done without pause or interruption: a nonstop flight
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