stop dead (or short)

stop dead (or short)
stop dead (or short)
suddenly cease moving, speaking, or acting.
stop

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  • stop (dead) in (your) tracks — to suddenly stop moving or doing something. When I heard the loud scream, I stopped dead in my tracks. Usage notes: often used in the forms stop someone (dead) in their tracks or stop something (dead) in its tracks: The memo was supposed to stop… …   New idioms dictionary

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  • stop short — Ⅰ. ► stop dead (or short) suddenly cease moving, speaking, or acting. Main Entry: ↑stop Ⅱ. ► stop short stop suddenly or abruptly. Main Entry: ↑short …   English terms dictionary

  • stop — v. & n. v. (stopped, stopping) 1 tr. a put an end to (motion etc.); completely check the progress or motion or operation of. b effectively hinder or prevent (stopped them playing so loudly). c discontinue (an action or sequence of actions)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stop — verb (stops, stopping, stopped) 1》 come or cause to come to an end.     ↘discontinue an action, practice, or habit. 2》 prevent from happening or from doing something.     ↘instruct a bank to withhold payment on (a cheque).     ↘refuse to supply… …   English new terms dictionary

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  • stop — I n. halt cessation 1) to make a stop 2) to put a stop to (the teacher put a stop to the cheating) 3) to bring to a stop (the driver brought the bus to a stop) 4) to come to a stop (the train came to a stop) 5) an abrupt, sudden; brief; dead;… …   Combinatory dictionary

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