Justice Sotomayor stopped gay marriages in Kansas before they even start thanks to a split among circuit courts.
After my initial meeting with Zemeckis and Hellard, they stopped responding to my emails.
Once Sharon stopped by the Journal for a meeting with its editors.
When we neared the kitchen, he stopped and asked, 'What is you want?'
If it wasn't for Jeff Bridges' goofy smile, we probably would have stopped watching right here.
We heard "The Potter thumping his wet clay" and stopped and watched.
At sunset he would have stopped for the day, camping on the spot.
Henslowe stopped and turned as he heard the steps behind him.
If the West stopped producin' men fur you, you'd be as bad off as if it stopped producin' food.
A carriage now stopped at the door; and Elizabeth exclaimed, “who is in that carriage?”
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.).