But the idea that he thinks this can just stop there is preposterous, not to say revolting, actually.
The American solution to stop the debt spiral is: • Act now.
In West Virginia, one of the first female coal miners in the country sued the owner of the mine to get him to stop stalking her.
The U.S. government will stop at nothing to prevent whistleblowers from revealing official secrets.
Acura soon jumped in to stop the damage, releasing a statement saying, “We apologize to anyone offended by the language.”
"I'll stop it," he said to himself, and half-consciously he buttoned his coat.
I'd worked wid my mouf full of dust, but could not stop to get a drink of water.
Then we had to stop up the holes with anything we had, and patch the paper as best we could.
And there is much to be done and to be said, but take my word for it: This scourge will stop.
But whenever we pass it, or stop at it, I think of that miserable day and all my fears.
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.).