I'll stop down the harpoon so you can't drive it more than an inch beyond the hide, and the 'gator will never know he's hurt.
Suppose she like de oders, and stop down at de huts, what den?
Then stop down the lens until the most distant object is sharp.
"I should advise you to stop down here," the hunter said as they replaced the bars.
Anyway, I won't stay long, and I'll stop down here with the boys.
Pose the model in the centre, stop down till properly lighted, and note the stop and mark edges of view on119 ground glass.
Focus on model at one side, stop down till edge blends into edge of previous view, and note stop.
Old English -stoppian (in forstoppian "to stop up, stifle"), a general West Germanic word (cf. West Frisian stopje, Middle Low German stoppen, Old High German stopfon, German stopfen "to plug, stop up," Old Low Frankish (be)stuppon "to stop (the ears)"), but held by many sources to be a borrowing from Vulgar Latin *stuppare "to stop or stuff with tow or oakum" (cf. Italian stoppare, French étouper "to stop with tow"), from Latin stuppa "coarse part of flax, tow." Plugs made of tow were used from ancient times in Rhine valley. Barnhart, at least, proposes the whole Germanic group rather might be native, from a base *stoppon.
Sense of "bring or come to a halt" (mid-15c.) is from notion of preventing a flow by blocking a hole, and the word's development in this sense is unique to English, though it since has been widely adopted in other languages; perhaps influenced by Latin stupere "be stunned, be stupefied." Stop-and-go (adj.) is from 1926, originally a reference to traffic signals.
late 15c., from stop (v.).