That stealth offensive is widely credited with stopping Iran from attacking U.S. forces as they left Iraq.
In an era when regional crises can quickly become global threats, stopping Ebola is in the interests of the entire world.
Starting around 5:00 minutes in, you can see water rushing down the highway, stopping cars in their tracks.
A virus called PEDv is killing 100,000 pigs and piglets each week, and shows no signs of stopping.
In this day and age, as Jon Stewart argued, stopping the use of profanity on TV borders on the weirdly quaint.
Allardyce was having tea with Drummond, who had been stopping in with a sore throat.
You know we wouldn't think of stopping when it may mean life or death to you.
He found them at Providence Ponds, which was a stopping place for drovers.
The youngster had a way of stopping for no reason whatever and just standing there.
Captain Danvers is at present stopping at the Hale residence.
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.).