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estop

[ e-stop ]
/ ɛˈstɒp /
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verb (used with object), es·topped, es·top·ping.

Law. to hinder or prevent by estoppel.
Archaic. to stop.

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Origin of estop

1250–1300; Middle English <Anglo-French estopper,Old French estoper to stop up, derivative of estoupe<Latin stuppa tow. Cf. stuff

OTHER WORDS FROM estop

un·es·topped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for estop

estop
/ (ɪˈstɒp) /

verb -tops, -topping or -topped (tr)

law to preclude by estoppel
archaic to stop

Derived forms of estop

estoppage, noun

Word Origin for estop

C15: from Old French estoper to plug, ultimately from Latin stuppa tow; see stop
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