DO A DOUBLE TAKE ON THIS QUIZ ON CONTRONYMS
Origin of whistle stop
Words nearby whistle stop
Definition for whistle stop (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), whis·tle-stopped, whis·tle-stop·ping.
Origin of whistle-stop
Example sentences from the Web for whistle stop
But I think Steve Austin has to team up with a Japanese holdout to stop a nuclear bomb from going off or something.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
That ground hold was to stop you flying through weather that could kill you and everyone else aboard.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Thankfully there were no casualties—the driver managed to stop the train immediately.
The men were accused of reneging on pledges to stop working for the Iraqi government.
Has L.A. figured out how to stop the epidemic it set loose on the world?The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 29-Jan 4, 2014|William Boot|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
"But I can't stop to argue about it now;" and, saying this, he turned into a side path, and disappeared in the wood.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
At twelve, or fifteen, or sixteen, or twenty it was decided that they should stop learning.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
He had seen the act committed, he felt sure but had made no effort whatever to stop the thief.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
The Kangaroo can hop and hop and hop; Somehow he never seems to want to stop.
Yet when I stop gazing the next impulse is to move on; for if I have time to rest anywhere, why not at home?Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
British Dictionary definitions for whistle stop
- a minor railway station where trains stop only on signal
- a small town having such a station
- a brief appearance in a town, esp by a political candidate to make a speech, shake hands, etc
- (as modifier)a whistle-stop tour