[ e-stop ]
See synonyms for: estopestopped on

verb (used with object),es·topped, es·top·ping.
  1. Law. to hinder or prevent by estoppel.

  2. Archaic. to stop.

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

Words Nearby estop Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use estop in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for estop


/ (ɪˈstɒp) /

verb-tops, -topping or -topped (tr)
  1. law to preclude by estoppel

  2. archaic to stop

Origin of estop

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

Derived forms of estop

  • estoppage, noun

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012