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Main Entry: stop
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: end, halt; impediment
Synonyms: bar, barricade, blank wall, block, blockade, break, break off, brick wall, cease, cessation, check, close, closing, conclusion, control, cutoff, desistance, discontinuation, ending, fence, finish, freeze*, grinding halt, hindrance, layoff, letup, lull, pause, plug, roadblock, screeching halt, standstill, stay, stoppage, termination, wall
Antonyms: beginning, continuation, go, start
Main Entry: stop
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: visit; place of rest
Synonyms: break, depot, destination, halt, rest, sojourn, stage, station, stay, stopover, termination, terminus
Main Entry: stop
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: bring or come to a halt or end
Synonyms: be over, blow off, break, break off, call it a day, cease, close, cold turkey, come to a standstill, conclude, cool it, cut out, cut short, desist, discontinue, draw up, drop, end, finish, halt, hang it up, hold, kill, pause, pull up, put an end to, quit, quit cold, refrain, run its course, scrub, shut down, sign off, stall, stand, stay, tarry, terminate, wind up, wrap up
Antonyms: advance, begin, continue, go, start
Main Entry: stop
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: prevent, hold back
Synonyms: arrest, avoid, bar, block, bottle, break, check, choke, choke off, clog, close, congest, cut off, disrupt, fill, fix, forestall, frustrate, gag, hinder, hush, impede, intercept, interrupt, muzzle, obstruct, occlude, plug, put a stop to, rein in, repress, restrain, seal, shut down, shut off, shut out, silence, stall, staunch, stay, stem, still, stopper, suspend, throw over, turn off, ward off
Antonyms: allow, continue, encourage
Main Entry: abandon
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: leave behind, relinquish
Synonyms: abdicate, back out, bail out, bow out, chicken out, cop out, cut loose, desert, discard, discontinue, ditch*, drop, drop out, duck*, dump*, dust*, flake out, fly the coop, give up the ship, kiss goodbye, leave, leg it, let go, opt out, pull out, quit, run out on, screw*, ship out, stop, storm out, surrender, take a powder, take a walk, throw over, vacate, walk out on, wash hands of, withdraw, yield
Antonyms: cherish, defend, keep, pursue, retain, support
Main Entry: abide
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: stop temporarily and wait for
Synonyms: anticipate, bide, expect, linger, pause, remain, rest, sojourn, stay, stick around, stop, tarry, wait
Antonyms: carry on, continue, go, move
Main Entry: abstain
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: hold back from doing
Synonyms: abjure, abnegate, avoid, cease, constrain, curb, decline, deny oneself, do without, eschew, evade, fast, fence-sit, forbear, forgo, give the go by, give up, go on the wagon, keep from, pass, pass up, quit, refrain, refuse, renounce, shun, sit on one's hands, sit on the fence, sit out, spurn, starve, stop, take the cure, take the pledge, withhold
Antonyms: indulge, use
Main Entry: balk
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: thwart
Synonyms: baffle, bar, beat, check, circumvent, counteract, cramp, cramp one's style, dash, defeat, disappoint, disconcert, foil, forestall, frustrate, hinder, obstruct, prevent, ruin, stall, stop, throw a curve, throw monkey wrench in, upset the apple cart
Antonyms: aid, help, make easier
Main Entry: bar
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: barrier; blockage
Synonyms: barricade, blank wall, block, clog, deterrent, encumbrance, fence, hindrance, hurdle, impediment, obstacle, obstruction, pale, rail, railing, restraint, road block, snag, stop, stumbling block, traverse, wall
Antonyms: advantage, aid, help
Main Entry: bar
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: prohibit
Synonyms: ban, boycott, circumvent, condemn, debar, deny, disallow, discountenance, discourage, eliminate, enjoin, except, exclude, exile, forbid, freeze out, frustrate, hinder, interdict, interfere, keep out, limit, obstruct, ostracize, outlaw, override, preclude, prevent, refuse, reject, restrain, rule out, segregate, shut out, stop, suspend
Antonyms: advocate, allow, open, permit
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