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Definition 1: the act of stopping something - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
  • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

Synonyms for stoppage in the sense of this definition

(stoppage is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

(... is a kind of stoppage ) (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action

(... is a kind of stoppage ) surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)

Definition 2: an obstruction in a pipe or tube - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

Synonyms for stoppage in the sense of this definition

(stoppage is a kind of ...) any structure that makes progress difficult

(... is a kind of stoppage ) a metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing

(... is a kind of stoppage ) blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly

(... is a kind of stoppage ) a stoppage in a pipeline caused by gas bubbles (especially a stoppage that develops in hot weather in an internal-combustion engine when fuel in the gas line boils and forms bubbles that block the flow of gasoline to the carburetor)

Definition 3: the state of inactivity following an interruption - [noun denoting state]

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

  • the negotiations were in arrest
  • held them in check
  • during the halt he got some lunch
  • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
  • he spent the entire stop in his seat

Synonyms for stoppage in the sense of this definition

(stoppage is a kind of ...) the state of being inactive

(... is a kind of stoppage ) a check that restrains another check

(... is a kind of stoppage ) any stoppage attributable to unusual activity

"the legislation ran into a logjam"

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