a barrier erected to prevent the flow of air or gas.
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How to use stopping in a sentence
It’s ideal for year-round traction and features the EcoPlus Technology, which provides fuel savings, shorter stopping distances on wet roads, and extended tread life.Driving with a firefly researcher on Continental CrossContact LX25 tires | Continental Tire | October 12, 2021 | Popular-Science
For example, in mobile gaming apps, ads can be placed at logical stopping points between levels, taking up the entire mobile screen without disrupting play.How brands and publishers are capitalizing on mobile video ad trends in 2021 | Ogury | April 6, 2021 | Digiday
With no natural predators, there’s no stopping water fleas once they land in a lake.A spiky flea could ruin Midwestern ecosystems and kill native fish | By Abi Cole/Outdoor Life | February 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
Instead of a temporary stopping point for early-career TikTokers, she wanted the house to act as a set for a forthcoming reality show about local influencers.
For example, the stopping time of 10 is 6, and the stopping time of 11 is 14.
I always wanted to have a career like his—except for the stopping work thing.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness | Marlow Stern | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
So there were deep reasons, both personal and artistic, for stopping my story at that point.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America | David Yaffe, Scott Saul | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Cook walked more slowly than most, stopping to engage with passersby who expressed their own frustration and support.
His bloodthirsty fighters might be Baghdad's best hope of stopping the Islamic State.
That really hit me, the continuous flow of ideas without stopping.
He got her into a cab at last, and they had reached the Haggards' house in May Fair, at which, they were stopping for the night.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
“Confound it, no;” rejoined Mr. Simmery, stopping for an instant to smash a fly with the ruler.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2) | Charles Dickens
She turned back into the room and began to walk to and fro down its whole length without stopping, without resting.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
If there be no facilities for stopping for the night, a driver is not negligent should he proceed through the fog.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
She would not see the offered hand, but swept onwards with a cold curtsey, stopping just a moment to speak to her husband.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for stopping
British informal a dental filling
a solid barrier in a mine tunnel to seal off harmful gases, fire, fresh air from used air, etc
mainly British making many stops in a journey: a stopping train
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