verb (used with or without object), stoped, stop·ing.
Origin of stope
Examples from the Web for stope
She sees you in the shack last night; sees you—alive and out of Thompson's stope where they buried you—carrying Mademoiselle away!
He gave me a boost against the smooth wall of the stope, and my clawing fingers caught on the edge of a sharp shelf of stone.
In the stope the Cornishman crawled carefully to the staging, and standing on tiptoes, pressed his ear against the vein above him.
Then he said to stope out my stove polish ore and sell it for enough to go on with the development.Remarks|Bill Nye
A day's work, the booming charges, and they returned to the stope to find that the vein had neither lessened nor grown greater.
British Dictionary definitions for stope
Word Origin for stope
Word Origin and History for stope
1778, "to cut in stopes" (1747), apparently cognate with step (n.). Related: Stoped.