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).

Pronunciation[edit]

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.
    • 2020: "Nancy Pelosi Should Take All the Time She Needs to Submit Articles of Impeachment" by Philip Bobbitt, Slate.com
      Finally, new evidence—emails surrounding the decision to withhold appropriated military assistance from Ukraine—has come out since the vote. Is anyone suggesting that the House managers be estopped from presenting this evidence?
  2. To stop up, to plug

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