stuck or not moving; at a standstill:A spacewalk will be required to repair the stalled robotic arm on the space station's solar array.Intense storm systems along the stalled cold front have dropped heavy rains throughout the metro area.
(of a motor or vehicle) having come to a stop because of engine failure or a poor fuel mixture:Rain and sleet smack the surface of the lake as Jules fumbles with a stalled outboard motor.
(of an aircraft or airfoil) no longer generating lift due to an excessive angle of attack:At a sustained high angle the airfoil becomes useless, resulting in a stalled aircraft.
kept in a stall, a compartment usually intended for the accommodation of one animal: Our overwhelming first impression is of the piquant smell of sheep blending with the manure of the stalled oxen and a milk cow.
the simple past tense and past participle of stall1.
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How to use stalled in a sentence
It has put up signs in bathroom stalls, according to the Washington Post, urging employees to consider where their union dues might go.Why Amazon’s $62 Million FTC Labor Settlement Is a Bigger Deal Than the Bezos News | Abby Vesoulis | February 4, 2021 | Time
“They got right in your face when you’re using the stall,” said Darryl Richardson, a worker at the warehouse who supports the union.Amazon’s anti-union blitz stalks Alabama warehouse workers everywhere, even the bathroom | Jay Greene | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Occasional light snow or flurries could linger overnight, with likely only minor additional accumulation, as the low stalls offshore.Let it snow! A few inches likely to accumulate today; more tomorrow into Tuesday? | Brian Jackson, Dan Stillman | January 31, 2021 | Washington Post
Check out Eater’s guide to the amazing restaurants, street stands, market stalls, drive-thrus, and more in all seven episodes of Eater’s Guide to the World.
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Schulze started recording after she and her husband noticed the stalled vehicle on the tracks in Mer Rouge, Louisiana.Anime Hologram Pop Stars, Return of ‘Fresh Prince’ Carlton, and More Viral Videos | Alex Chancey | October 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What happens if the ground offensive is stalled and they are not able to retake Fallujah or Tikrit?Can Obama Keep His Generals in Check in the War Against ISIS? | Eli Lake, Josh Rogin | September 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And while the American strategy for ISIS is stalled, the air war in Iraq has been expanding steadily.America Has an Unannounced ISIS Strategy, And It Involves Iran | Jacob Siegel | September 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But McCrum withdrew his name in 2010, as the prolonged nomination process stalled his law practice.
But that bold suggestion went nowhere with the politicians, who stalled until the idea, along with the Confederacy, was dead.
He said that the majority of the motorists who attempted them were stalled and that there had been some serious accidents.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
Also he mentioned the car that was stolen, and that was now stalled and waiting for some kind soul to come and give it a tow.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
What makes the dinner of herbs sometimes more refreshing than the stalled ox?Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI | John Lord
The carriage got stalled in a bog, and one of the horses literally pulled himself out of the rotten old harness.Polly the Pagan | Isabel Anderson
Going out to the scene of difficulty I found the wagon at the base of a steep hill, stalled.The Memoirs of General P. H. Sheridan, Complete | General Philip Henry Sheridan