Remove again, stop out as before, and continue these operations as often as you wish.
Which way do you go—or do you intend to stop out a bit later?
"Promise me you will not stop out long, Vera," says Sir John to her as they go side by side down the drive.
I never know when he may stop out there and listen to what Im saying.
I have another three years to stop out here yet, and then I can go back and claim my own.
I stop out of breath: verbs of every kind may pass into the list.
I often dine elsewhere, and let myself in quite late; or stop out altogether.
You may stop out until one o'clock, if you like, and take my watch, so as to know the time.
It needed solid painting to stop out the light entirely: thin paint only obscured it.
She and Mrs. Willmot seem very much worried; they say Mr. Rodney has never done such a thing in his life as to stop out all night.
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.).