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Definition 1: a tactic used to mislead or delay - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for stall in the sense of this definition

(stall is a kind of ...) the act of obstructing

"obstruction of justice"

(... is a kind of stall ) stalling or delaying especially by refusing to answer questions or cooperate

Definition 2: small area set off by walls for special use - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for stall in the sense of this definition

(stall is a kind of ...) a small private room for study or prayer

(... is a kind of stall ) a booth where a priest sits to hear confessions

(... is a kind of stall ) a temporary booth in a polling place which people enter to cast their votes

(... is a kind of stall ) a booth projecting above the floor in the front of a stage where the prompter sits; opens toward the performers on stage

(... is a kind of stall ) booth for washing yourself, usually in a bathroom

(... is a kind of stall ) booth for using a telephone

(... is a kind of stall ) a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tolls

(... is a kind of stall ) a booth in which a person can cast a private vote

Definition 3: a booth where articles are displayed for sale - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for stall in the sense of this definition

(stall is a kind of ...) a small shop at a fair; for selling goods or entertainment

(... is a kind of stall ) a stand (usually movable) selling hot coffee and food (especially at night)

(... is a kind of stall ) a stall where newspapers and other periodicals are sold

Definition 4: small individual study area in a library - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for stall in the sense of this definition

(stall is a kind of ...) a small recess opening off a larger room

(... is part of stall) a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study

Definition 5: a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed - [noun denoting artifact]

(stall is a kind of ...) a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area

(... is part of stall) a farm building for housing horses or other livestock

Definition 6: seating in the forward part of the main level of a theater - [noun denoting artifact]

(stall is a kind of ...) an area that includes places where several people can sit

"there is seating for 40 students in this classroom"

(stall belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 7: a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge - [noun denoting event]

Samples where stall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it

(stall is a kind of ...) a failure to function normally

Definition 8: deliberately delay an event or action - [verb of change]

Samples where stall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling

(stall is a kind of ...) cause to be slowed down or delayed

"Traffic was delayed by the bad weather" "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"

Definition 9: come to a stop - [verb of motion]

Samples where stall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The car stalled in the driveway

Synonyms for stall in the sense of this definition

(stall is a kind of ...) come to a halt, stop moving

"the car stopped" "She stopped in front of a store window"

(stall belongs to category ...) the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

Definition 10: cause an engine to stop - [verb of motion]

Samples where stall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car

(stall is a kind of ...) cause to stop

"stop a car" "stop the thief"

Definition 11: cause an airplane to go into a stall - [verb of motion]

(stall is a kind of ...) cause to stop

"stop a car" "stop the thief"

(stall belongs to category ...) travel via aircraft

"air travel involves too much waiting in airports" "if you've time to spare go by air"

Definition 12: experience a stall in flight, of airplanes - [verb of motion]

(stall is a kind of ...) come to a halt, stop moving

"the car stopped" "She stopped in front of a store window"

(stall belongs to category ...) travel via aircraft

"air travel involves too much waiting in airports" "if you've time to spare go by air"

Samples where stall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Stall the horse

(stall is a kind of ...) provide shelter for

"After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"

Definition 14: postpone doing what one should be doing - [verb of stative]

Samples where stall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days

Synonyms for stall in the sense of this definition

(stall is a kind of ...) act later than planned, scheduled, or required

"Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"

(... is a kind of stall ) postpone or delay needlessly

"He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"

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