AskDefine | Define stoppage

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1 the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat" [syn: arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop]
2 an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe" [syn: blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop]
3 the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood" [syn: stop]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A pause or halt of some activity.
  2. Something that forms an obstacle to continued activity, a blockage.


A pause or halt of some activity
Something that forms an obstacle to continued activity, a blockage

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