[adjective, adverb non-stop; noun non-stop]
- without a single stop en route.
- Informal. without a pause or interruption or without respite; continually: My back ached nonstop for three days.
- a long-distance airline flight that makes no stops between the starting point and the destination.
Origin of nonstop
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Related Wordsunrelenting, round-the-clock, ceaseless, constant, unceasing, continuous, perpetual, unending, unremitting, continual, interminable, relentless, nonstop, endless, timeless, eternal, incessant, boundless, uninterrupted, unbroken
Examples from the Web for non-stop
The fears of the Zionists were confirmed after three years of non-stop production.Israel Had a Secret, Underground Bullet Factory
July 18, 2014
The ‘Scandal’ finale was a non-stop onslaught of twists and turns and utter insanity.The Explosive ‘Scandal’ Finale Was Its Best Episode Yet
April 18, 2014
Non-stop accusations against Putin and Russia make it increasingly difficult to pursue a sensible foreign policy course.Cut the Baloney on Ukraine
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March 9, 2014
He pounds fist into palm to demonstrate the non-stop battery of such a high-stakes job.Redford Takes on Rahm in the Furious Blur of ‘Chicagoland’
March 6, 2014
"A lot of Non-Stop focuses on Liam's face, and for that you want an actor who can convey what he needs to convey," Silver told me.Why Respected Screen Veterans Are Following Liam Neeson’s Footsteps
February 28, 2014
You're the man who did the non-stop flight for the Western Aeroplane Company?Jack O' Judgment
If you are out for a record on an automobile you do it as a "non-stop" run.The Automobilist Abroad
M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
It was to be a non-stop trip, mostly to familiarize Rick with the terrain.The Golden Skull
"It's a non-stop train; we are alone until we arrive at King's Cross," said Hector.Fast as the Wind
I have since been told that they of Birmingham are very proud of their non-stop train service by both routes.
- done without pause or interruptiona nonstop flight
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Word Origin and History for non-stop
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