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Finish vs. Stop

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Finishnoun

An end; the end of anything.

Stopverb

(intransitive) To cease moving.

‘I stopped at the traffic lights.’;

Finishnoun

A protective coating given to wood or metal and other surfaces.

‘The car's finish was so shiny and new.’;

Stopverb

(intransitive) To not continue.

‘The riots stopped when police moved in.’; ‘Soon the rain will stop.’;

Finishnoun

The result of any process changing the physical or chemical properties of cloth.

Stopverb

(transitive) To cause (something) to cease moving or progressing.

‘The sight of the armed men stopped him in his tracks.’; ‘This guy is a fraudster. I need to stop the cheque I wrote him.’;

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Finishnoun

A finishing touch; careful elaboration; polish.

Stopverb

(transitive) To cause (something) to come to an end.

‘The referees stopped the fight.’;

Finishnoun

(sports) A shot on goal, especially one that ends in a goal.

Stopverb

(transitive) To close or block an opening.

‘He stopped the wound with gauze.’;

Finishverb

(transitive) To complete (something).

‘Be sure to finish your homework before you go to bed!’;

Stopverb

To adjust the aperture of a camera lens.

‘To achieve maximum depth of field, he stopped down to an f-stop of 22.’;

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Finishverb

(transitive) To apply a treatment to a surface or similar.

‘The furniture was finished in teak veneer.’;

Stopverb

(intransitive) To stay; to spend a short time; to reside or tarry temporarily.

‘to stop with a friend’; ‘He stopped for two weeks at the inn.’; ‘He stopped at his friend's house before continuing with his drive.’;

Finishverb

(transitive) To change an animal's food supply in the months before it is due for slaughter, with the intention of fattening the animal.

‘Due to BSE, cows in the United Kingdom must be finished and slaughtered before 30 months of age.’;

Stopverb

(music) To regulate the sounds of (musical strings, etc.) by pressing them against the fingerboard with the finger, or otherwise shortening the vibrating part.

Finishverb

(intransitive) To come to an end.

‘We had to leave before the concert had finished.’;

Stopverb

(obsolete) To punctuate.

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Finishverb

(transitive) To put an end to; to destroy.

‘These rumours could finish your career.’;

Stopverb

(nautical) To make fast; to stopper.

Finishverb

To arrive at the end of; to bring to an end; to put an end to; to make an end of; to terminate.

‘And heroically hath finishedA life heroic.’;

Stopnoun

A (usually marked) place where buses, trams or trains halt to let passengers get on and off, usually smaller than a station.

‘Related terms: halt, station.’; ‘They agreed to meet at the bus stop.’;

Finishverb

To bestow the last required labor upon; to complete; to bestow the utmost possible labor upon; to perfect; to accomplish; to polish.

Stopnoun

An action of stopping; interruption of travel.

‘That stop was not planned.’;

Finishverb

To come to an end; to terminate.

‘His days may finish ere that hapless time.’;

Stopnoun

That which stops, impedes, or obstructs; an obstacle; an impediment.

Finishverb

To end; to die.

Stopnoun

A device intended to block the path of a moving object

‘door stop’;

Finishnoun

That which finishes, puts an end to or perfects.

Stopnoun

(engineering) A device, or piece, as a pin, block, pawl, etc., for arresting or limiting motion, or for determining the position to which another part shall be brought.

Finishnoun

The joiner work and other finer work required for the completion of a building, especially of the interior. See Inside finish, and Outside finish.

Stopnoun

(architecture) A member, plain or moulded, formed of a separate piece and fixed to a jamb, against which a door or window shuts.

Finishnoun

The labor required to give final completion to any work; hence, minute detail, careful elaboration, or the like.

Stopnoun

(linguistics) A consonant sound in which the passage of air through the mouth is temporarily blocked by the lips, tongue, or glottis.

Finishnoun

The result of completed labor, as on the surface of an object; manner or style of finishing; as, a rough, dead, or glossy finish given to cloth, stone, metal, etc.

Stopnoun

A symbol used for purposes of punctuation and representing a pause or separating clauses, particularly a full stop, comma, colon or semicolon.

Finishnoun

Completion; - opposed to start, or beginning.

Stopnoun

(music) A knob or pin used to regulate the flow of air in an organ.

‘The organ is loudest when all the stops are pulled.’;

Finishnoun

a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance);

‘the boat had a metallic finish’; ‘he applied a coat of a clear finish’; ‘when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly’;

Stopnoun

(tennis) A very short shot which touches the ground close behind the net and is intended to bounce as little as possible.

Finishnoun

designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race);

‘excitement grew as the finish neared’; ‘my horse was several lengths behind at the finish’; ‘the winner is the team with the most points at the finish’;

Stopnoun

(zoology) The depression in a dog’s face between the skull and the nasal bones.

‘The stop in a bulldog's face is very marked.’;

Finishnoun

the act of finishing;

‘his best finish in a major tournament was third’; ‘the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause’;

Stopnoun

(photography) An f-stop.

Finishnoun

the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey);

‘a crowd assembled at the finish’; ‘he was nearly exhuasted as their destination came into view’;

Stopnoun

The diaphragm used in optical instruments to cut off the marginal portions of a beam of light passing through lenses.

Finishnoun

the temporal end; the concluding time;

‘the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell’; ‘the market was up at the finish’; ‘they were playing better at the close of the season’;

Stopnoun

A small well-bucket; a milk-pail.

Finishnoun

(wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed);

‘the wine has a nutty flavor and a pleasant finish’;

Stopadverb

Prone to halting or hesitation.

‘He’s stop still.’;

Finishnoun

event whose occurrence ends something;

‘his death marked the ending of an era’; ‘when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show’;

Stopadjective

(physics) Being or relating to the squark that is the superpartner of a top quark.

Finishnoun

the downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict);

‘booze will be the finish of him’; ‘it was a fight to the finish’;

Stopverb

To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop the ears; hence, to stanch, as a wound.

Finishnoun

a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality;

‘they performed with great polish’; ‘I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose’; ‘almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art’;

Stopverb

To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road, or passage.

Finishverb

come or bring to a finish or an end;

‘He finished the dishes’; ‘She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree’; ‘The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours’;

Stopverb

To arrest the progress of; to hinder; to impede; to shut in; as, to stop a traveler; to stop the course of a stream, or a flow of blood.

Finishverb

finally be or do something;

‘He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart’; ‘he wound up being unemployed and living at home again’;

Stopverb

To hinder from acting or moving; to prevent the effect or efficiency of; to cause to cease; to repress; to restrain; to suppress; to interrupt; to suspend; as, to stop the execution of a decree, the progress of vice, the approaches of old age or infirmity.

‘Whose disposition all the world well knowsWill not be rubbed nor stopped.’;

Finishverb

have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;

‘the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed’; ‘Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other’; ‘My property ends by the bushes’; ‘The symphony ends in a pianissimo’;

Stopverb

To regulate the sounds of, as musical strings, by pressing them against the finger board with the finger, or by shortening in any way the vibrating part.

Finishverb

provide with a finish;

‘The carpenter finished the table beautifully’;

Stopverb

To point, as a composition; to punctuate.

‘If his sentences were properly stopped.’;

Finishverb

finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table;

‘She polished off the remaining potatoes’;

Stopverb

To make fast; to stopper.

Finishverb

cause to finish a relationship with somebody;

‘That finished me with Mary’;

Stopverb

To cease to go on; to halt, or stand still; to come to a stop.

‘He bites his lip, and starts;Stops on a sudden, looks upon the ground;Then lays his finger on his temple: straitSprings out into fast gait; then stops again.’;

Stopverb

To cease from any motion, or course of action.

‘Stop, while ye may, suspend your mad career!’;

Stopverb

To spend a short time; to reside temporarily; to stay; to tarry; as, to stop with a friend.

‘By stopping at home till the money was gone.’;

Stopnoun

The act of stopping, or the state of being stopped; hindrance of progress or of action; cessation; repression; interruption; check; obstruction.

‘It is doubtful . . . whether it contributed anything to the stop of the infection.’; ‘Occult qualities put a stop to the improvement of natural philosophy.’; ‘It is a great step toward the mastery of our desires to give this stop to them.’;

Stopnoun

That which stops, impedes, or obstructs; as obstacle; an impediment; an obstruction.

‘A fatal stop traversed their headlong course.’; ‘So melancholy a prospect should inspire us with zeal to oppose some stop to the rising torrent.’;

Stopnoun

A device, or piece, as a pin, block, pawl, etc., for arresting or limiting motion, or for determining the position to which another part shall be brought.

Stopnoun

The closing of an aperture in the air passage, or pressure of the finger upon the string, of an instrument of music, so as to modify the tone; hence, any contrivance by which the sounds of a musical instrument are regulated.

‘The organ sound a time survives the stop.’;

Stopnoun

In the organ, one of the knobs or handles at each side of the organist, by which he can draw on or shut off any register or row of pipes; the register itself; as, the vox humana stop.

Stopnoun

A member, plain or molded, formed of a separate piece and fixed to a jamb, against which a door or window shuts. This takes the place, or answers the purpose, of a rebate. Also, a pin or block to prevent a drawer from sliding too far.

Stopnoun

A point or mark in writing or printing intended to distinguish the sentences, parts of a sentence, or clauses; a mark of punctuation. See Punctuation.

Stopnoun

The diaphragm used in optical instruments to cut off the marginal portions of a beam of light passing through lenses.

Stopnoun

The depression in the face of a dog between the skull and the nasal bones. It is conspicuous in the bulldog, pug, and some other breeds.

Stopnoun

Some part of the articulating organs, as the lips, or the tongue and palate, closed (a) so as to cut off the passage of breath or voice through the mouth and the nose (distinguished as a lip-stop, or a front-stop, etc., as in p, t, d, etc.), or (b) so as to obstruct, but not entirely cut off, the passage, as in l, n, etc.; also, any of the consonants so formed.

Stopnoun

the event of something ending;

‘it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill’;

Stopnoun

the act of stopping something;

‘the third baseman made some remarkable stops’; ‘his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood’;

Stopnoun

a brief stay in the course of a journey;

‘they made a stopover to visit their friends’;

Stopnoun

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’;

Stopnoun

a spot where something halts or pauses;

‘his next stop is Atlanta’;

Stopnoun

a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it;

‘his stop consonants are too aspirated’;

Stopnoun

a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations;

‘in England they call a period a stop’;

Stopnoun

(music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes;

‘the organist pulled out all the stops’;

Stopnoun

a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens;

‘the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically’;

Stopnoun

a restraint that checks the motion of something;

‘he used a book as a stop to hold the door open’;

Stopnoun

an obstruction in a pipe or tube;

‘we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe’;

Stopverb

come to a halt, stop moving;

‘the car stopped’; ‘She stopped in front of a store window’;

Stopverb

put an end to a state or an activity;

‘Quit teasing your little brother’;

Stopverb

stop from happening or developing;

‘Block his election’; ‘Halt the process’;

Stopverb

interrupt a trip;

‘we stopped at Aunt Mary's house’; ‘they stopped for three days in Florence’;

Stopverb

cause to stop;

‘stop a car’; ‘stop the thief’;

Stopverb

prevent completion;

‘stop the project’; ‘break off the negociations’;

Stopverb

hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of;

‘Arrest the downward trend’; ‘Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia’; ‘Contain the rebel movement’; ‘Turn back the tide of communism’;

Stopverb

seize on its way;

‘The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace’;

Stopverb

have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;

‘the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed’; ‘Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other’; ‘My property ends by the bushes’; ‘The symphony ends in a pianissimo’;

Stopverb

render unsuitable for passage;

‘block the way’; ‘barricade the streets’; ‘stop the busy road’;

Stopverb

stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments;

‘Hold on a moment!’;

Stopverb

(of an event, action, or process) come to an end; cease to happen

‘his laughter stopped as quickly as it had begun’; ‘the rain had stopped and the clouds had cleared’;

Stopverb

cease to perform a specified action or have a specified experience

‘she stopped giggling’; ‘he stopped work for tea’;

Stopverb

abandon a specified practice or habit

‘I've stopped eating meat’;

Stopverb

stop moving or operating

‘my watch has stopped’; ‘he stopped to look at the view’;

Stopverb

(of a bus or train) call at a designated place to pick up or set down passengers

‘main-line trains stop at platform 7’;

Stopverb

stay somewhere for a short time

‘you'll have to stop the night’;

Stopverb

cause (an action, process, or event) to come to an end

‘this harassment has got to be stopped’;

Stopverb

prevent (an action or event) from happening

‘a security guard was killed trying to stop a raid’;

Stopverb

prevent or dissuade (someone) from continuing in an activity or achieving an aim

‘a campaign is under way to stop the bombers’;

Stopverb

prevent (someone or something) from performing a specified action or undergoing a specified experience

‘you can't stop me from getting what I want’; ‘several attempts were made to stop him giving evidence’;

Stopverb

cause or order to cease moving or operating

‘he stopped his car by the house’; ‘police were given powers to stop and search suspects’;

Stopverb

be hit by (a bullet).

Stopverb

instruct a bank to withhold payment on (a cheque)

‘he grew nervous about the deal and asked his bank manager to stop the cheque’;

Stopverb

refuse to supply as usual; withhold or deduct

‘they stopped the strikers' wages’;

Stopverb

defeat (an opponent) by a knockout

‘he was stopped in the sixth by Tyson’;

Stopverb

pinch back (a plant).

Stopverb

block or close up (a hole or leak)

‘the stile has been stopped up’; ‘he tried to stop the hole with the heel of his boot’;

Stopverb

put a filling in (a tooth).

Stopverb

block the mouth of (a fox's earth) prior to a hunt.

Stopverb

plug the upper end of (an organ pipe), giving a note an octave lower.

Stopverb

obtain the required pitch from (the string of a violin or similar instrument) by pressing at the appropriate point with the finger.

Stopverb

make (a rope) fast with a stopper.

Stopverb

be or behave in a particular way

‘‘Why was she so?’ ‘I don't know, you know how dem old people stop.’’;

Stopverb

remain in a particular state or condition

‘he said I mustn't stop barefooted, so I had to buy a pair of new shoes’;

Stopnoun

a cessation of movement or operation

‘there were constant stops and changes of pace’; ‘all business came to a stop’;

Stopnoun

a break or halt during a journey

‘allow an hour or so for driving and as long as you like for stops’; ‘the flight landed for a refuelling stop’;

Stopnoun

a place designated for a bus or train to halt and pick up or set down passengers

‘the bus was pulling up at her stop’;

Stopnoun

an object or part of a mechanism which is used to prevent something from moving

‘the shelves have special stops to prevent them from being pulled out too far’;

Stopnoun

a punctuation mark, especially a full stop.

Stopnoun

used in telegrams to indicate a full stop

‘MEET YOU AT THE AIRPORT STOP’;

Stopnoun

a consonant produced with complete closure of the vocal tract

‘a bilabial stop’; ‘stop consonants’;

Stopnoun

a high card that prevents the opponents from establishing a particular suit; a control

‘if West bids 3♥ now, this will show a heart stop’;

Stopnoun

a short length of rope used to secure something; a stopper.

Stopnoun

a set of organ pipes of a particular tone and range of pitch.

Stopnoun

a knob, lever, or similar device in an organ or harpsichord which brings into play a set of pipes or strings of a particular tone and range of pitch.

Stopnoun

the effective diameter of a lens.

Stopnoun

a device for reducing the effective diameter of a lens.

Stopnoun

a unit of change of relative aperture or exposure (with a reduction of one stop equivalent to halving it).

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