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mainly Australian a temporary cessation of work as a form of protest
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
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Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby stop-work
stop time, stop up, stop volley, stopwatch, stopword, stop-work, storable, storage, storage battery, storage capacity, storage cell
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How to use stop-work in a sentence
By129 evening they had got this higher than their heads, and had to stop work from sheer exhaustion.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)|John McElroy
Then he would stop work and sit in the bunk house and read till the last page was turned.The Hidden Places|Bertrand W. Sinclair
At last a woman physician she saw told her she must stop work or she would die.Making Both Ends Meet|Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
And sometimes he would stop work altogether and tell Lady Hermione about his home-life in Worcestershire.Happy Days|Alan Alexander Milne
The company was compelled to stop work, however, for lack of the necessary means to continue.American Inventions and Inventors|William A. Mowry