Perez suggested that a lot of the problem is the way the police conduct the stops.
The neighbor Lov Bensey, returning from town with a bag of turnips, stops at the Lester property.
He stops to point out a bald eagle landing on a rock in the river.
At stops along the way, he called out particular lawmakers for criticism.
Most of us encounter a multitude of twists, turns, direction changes, and stops on the way to our goals.
Who stops fur painters in a pinch like dat, or any thing else?
When he stops to rest at the four gaps you will drive him roughly along.
Stir in one-fourth teaspoon of soda, and when it stops foaming turn into a puree strainer and rub the pulp through.
He raises his hat, pauses, and with her coquettish instinct she stops.
Well, you see we had four stops to make in that 160 miles, and he didn't make 'em.
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.).