stoppen

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stoppen (past singular stopte, past participle gestopt)

  1. to stop, to halt
    Ze zijn gestopt met werken.
    They have stopped working.
  2. to plug
    Het lek is gestopt.
    The leak has been plugged.
  3. to stuff, to put, to insert
    Stop dat daar maar ergens tussen.
    Stuff that in between there somewhere.
    Stop de stekker in het stopcontact.
    Insert the plug into the socket.
  4. to darn
    Hij heeft zijn sokken gestopt.
    He has darned his socks.

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stoppen

  1. Plural form of stop

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Etymology[edit]

German Low German and Central German form of stopfen (to stuff, to plug). As in Dutch stoppen, the meaning "to stop" is figurative (water flow being stopped by plugging). Only in this figurative meaning has the northern form been adopted into standard German proper, probably under the reinforcing influence of English stop.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃtɔpən/, [ˈʃtɔpən], [ˈʃtɔpm̩]
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stoppen (third-person singular simple present stoppt, past tense stoppte, past participle gestoppt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (standard, transitive or intransitive) to stop
    Wir müssen diese Entwicklung stoppen. – We must stop this development.
    Das Auto hat vor der Kreuzung gestoppt. – The car stopped at the crossroads.
  2. (colloquial, regional, northern and central Germany) Alternative form of stopfen (to stuff, to plug).
    Musste dein Zeug da so unvorsichtig reinstoppen?
    D'you need to stuff your things in there so carelessly?

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stoppen(third-person singular simple present stoppeth, present participle stoppende, simple past and past participle stopped)

  1. to stop

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stoppen

  1. definite singular of stopp
  2. definite plural of stopp