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Why is this in Category:100 English basic words? (It is hidden under the Dutch entry.) henne 22:17, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

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stop i/bb=?[edit]

fe:“We need one stop,” James said. “We haven’t got one stop to win a ballgame yet.”

James has realized he can’t beat Howard and these Magic alone. He received more support on Tuesday than he did in Game 3, but it still wasn’t enough. Williams made just two shots after halftime, falling flat, so far, on his “guarantee” that the Cavs would win the series.


Stop was conventionally used in telegrams to indicate the end of a sentence ("will arrive Monday stop no problems this end"). Possibly worth a mention. Equinox 14:33, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

Added it now.​—msh210 (talk) 17:45, 13 May 2014 (UTC)


I reverted edits containing the phrasing "The etymology could derive from" due to its inaccuracy. The English word stop without doubt comes from the Middle English, Old English and Proto-Germanic forms. It is in regard to the Proto-Germanic form that it may derive either directly from Indo-European or from an intermediary Graeco-Latin term. Due to the eraliest senses, the Graeco-Latin origin seems implausible. Needless to say, it did influence the meaning of several Germanic cognates during the early and Mediaeval periods. Leasnam 18:15, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Stop from doing sth - not included[edit]

Stop from doing sth ? = prevent See Oxford :

Perhaps it would be useful to clarify the differences between stop/prevent/inhibit/hinder/etc [ sby from doing sth ]