1 stopping or staying
ADJ. long | brief, short | overnight | abrupt, sharp, sudden | emergency | scheduled, unscheduled | coffee, fuel, lunch, refreshment, refuelling, toilet, etc. | pit The cars made two pit stops during the race.
VERB + STOP bring/draw sth to, put She brought the car to an abrupt stop. to put a stop to all the arguments | come to, draw to, slow to The truck came to a sudden stop. | screech to | have, make We had a lunch stop at Timperley.
STOP + NOUN sign
PREP. ~ at There will be a stop at Canterbury. | ~ for a stop for refreshments
PHRASES come to a dead/full stop Between twelve and two everything comes to a dead stop.
2 for a bus, etc.
ADJ. bus, tram | request
VERB + STOP get off at | miss We were chatting and missed our stop.
PREP. at a/the ~ We dropped the kids off at the bus stop. | between ~s You're not allowed to get off between stops.
ADV. abruptly, dead, (dead) in your tracks, immediately, short, suddenly Suddenly he stopped dead: what was he doing? The question stopped Alice in her tracks. | altogether The sobs came less frequently, then stopped altogether. | for a moment, momentarily | never That phone never stops ringing!
VERB + STOP can/can't, could/couldn't He couldn't stop thinking about her. | try to | be going to When is the violence going to stop? | want (sb/sth) to I was enjoying myself so much I didn't want to stop.
PREP. from They tried to stop me from leaving.