stop


stop
stop 1 vb stopped, stop·ping
vt
1: to cause to halt
stopped payment
2: to subject to a legal stop
vi: to cease activity or motion
stop 2 n: an act or instance of stopping; specif: a temporary detention that constitutes a limited seizure of a person for the purpose of inquiry or investigation and that must be based on reasonable suspicion see also terry stop compare arrest

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

stop
I verb abandon, abolish, arrest, bar, barricade, block, block up, blockade, brake, break off, bring to a close, bring to a standstill, bring to naught, cease, check, checkmate, choke, clog, close, come to a standstill, conclude, counteract, countermand, crush, cut short, dam up, delay, desist, detain, deter, die away, disallow, discontinue, drop, end, expire, finish, foil, forbear, forbid, forestall, freeze, halt, hamper, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, inhibere, intercept, interrupt, lapse, lay an embargo on, leave off, obstruct, occlude, pause, plug, preclude, prevent, prohibere, prohibit, put an end to, quell, quit, refrain, render impassable, repress, rest, restrain, silence, sojourn, stall, stanch, stay, stem, stifle, stopper, stopple, stymie, suppress, suspend, tarry, terminate, thwart, ward off, wipe out, withdraw from associated concepts: stop and frisk II index adjourn, balk, ban, bar (hinder), barrier, block, blockade (barrier), cease, cessation (interlude), check (bar), check (restrain), clog, close (terminate), cloture, conclude (complete), condemn (ban), constrict (inhibit), contain (restrain), debar, delay, desist, destination, desuetude, detain (restrain), deter, deterrence, discontinuance (act of discontinuing), discontinue (abandon), disqualify, disrupt, dissolve (terminate), dwell (reside), embargo, encumbrance, end (termination), enjoin, estop, expiration, expire, finality, finish, forbear, forbid, forestall, forgo, halt (noun), halt (verb), hesitate, hiatus, hold up (delay), impasse, impede, impediment, inhibit, interdict, interfere, interrupt, interruption, keep (restrain), kill (defeat), lapse (cease), leave (allow to remain), lock, lodge (reside), lull, moratorium, obstacle, obstruct, obstruction, occlude, palliate (abate), parry, preclude, prevent, prohibit, prohibition, quash, quit (discontinue), recess (noun), recess (verb), refrain, remission, remit (relax), reprieve, resist (oppose), respite (interval of rest), rest (cease from action), restrain, restraint, restrict, shut, stall, stay, stay (halt), stay (rest), stem (check), stifle, strangle, suppress, suspend, terminate, thwart, withstand

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


stop
v.
To prevent someone from moving; to restrain someone’s liberty.
n.
stop

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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