What stopped this nation in its tracks was the Miss Universe pageant.
When we neared the kitchen, he stopped and asked, 'What is you want?'
More importantly, she stopped blaming her father for inflicting pain on her, and saw that she was the cruel one in her adult life.
Initially, Nancy stopped by to pick up take-out for her family.
But, Nader told The Daily Beast, people have stopped writing utopian works, what he calls “political science fiction.”
We heard "The Potter thumping his wet clay" and stopped and watched.
Bill stopped abruptly, for Murphy's fist was under his nose.
Henslowe stopped and turned as he heard the steps behind him.
Then he stopped the machine at the bridge to let Suma-theek out.
A carriage now stopped at the door; and Elizabeth exclaimed, “who is in that carriage?”
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.).