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спирам (spíramimpf (perfective спра)

  1. (intransitive) to stop, to come to a halt/stand/stop/standstill
  2. (intransitive) to cease, to pause
  3. (intransitive) to pull up, to draw up
    Файтонът спря в края на пътя. - The carriage drew up at the end of the lane.
  4. (intransitive) to run down
    Часовникът е спрял. - The clock has run down.
  5. (intransitive) to call (at a harbour)
    Онази година почти сто кораба спряха на пристанището. - That year almost one hundred ships called at the harbour.
  6. (intransitive) to break down
  7. (intransitive) to be cut off
    Водата спря. - The water has been cut off.
  8. (transitive) to cause something or somebody to stop, to put an end to, to bring to a stop/stand/standstill
    Не можеш да го спреш. - There’s no stopping him.
  9. (transitive) to hold up, to stay
    Губернаторът спря екзекуцията. - The governor stayed the execution.
  10. (transitive) to check, to hold back/in/up, to restrain, to withhold, to curb, to stem
    Спирам инфлация. - To curb inflation.
  11. (transitive) to hinder, to impede, to trammel
  12. (transitive) to cause something or somebody to pull up, to break off
  13. (transitive) to cease, to discontinue, to leave off, to suspend
    Временно спирам съдебно разпореждане. - To suspend proceedings.
    Спирам бойни действия. - To cease hostilities.
  14. (transitive) to cut off (electricity, etc.)
    Спряха тока. - The power is cut off.