estop

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Anglo-Norman and Old French estoper, from a Late Latin verb, from Classical Latin noun stuppa (oakum).

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Verb[edit]

estop (third-person singular simple present estops, present participle estopping, simple past and past participle estopped)

  1. To impede or bar by estoppel.
    • 1957, William F. Buckley Jr., National Review, November 23, 1957:
      ...we twitted them, while we were together in the sun of the Continent, about English heating habits. Having done that, we are now estopped from bringing the matter up.
  2. To stop up, to plug

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