stop-v; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: halt, quit, discontinue something

NOTE: this involves stopping an action/event that has already begun.

The car stopped at the red light.
Stop worrying so much!
I couldn't stop the baby's crying.
They stopped production of the new drug after three patients using it died.
The committee will stop at noon for a two-hour lunch break.
The sexual revolution of the 1960s has been stopped dead in its tracks by the AIDS epidemic.

VerbNet: stop-55.4-1
FrameNet: Halt,Activity_stop,Process_stop
PropBank: stop.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 5, 6, 11

Sense Number 2: check, contain or prevent something

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[agent] STOP NP2
NOTE: This involves preventing an action/event from beginning.

These measures may stop a new flu epidemic, should one arise.
They hope this will stop interest rates from rising further.
She doesn't believe the new policies have stopped the spread of terrorism.
The fighter jets stopped the intruding aircraft before it reached the capitol.

VerbNet: forbid-67-1
FrameNet: Preventing,Thwarting
PropBank: stop.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 7, 8

Sense Number 3: visit or travel to

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1 STOP PP[locative] Includes: STOP OVER

On all those trips, he never managed to stop in Japan.
Will you be stopping at the club this evening?
That train stops in Denver but not in Phoenix.
Let's stop at Aunt Jane's house on Halloween.
We had to stop over in Venezuela on our flight back from Brazil.

VerbNet: lodge-46
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: stop.01,stop.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
stop_over 1, 2

Sense Number 4: have a boundary or terminating point

Commentary: NP1[agent] STOP PP[attribute of NP1]

His property stops at the fence.
The countryside stopped abruptly at the edge of the large chemical plant.
Their guilt doesn't stop with just the intent to commit fraud, they actually committed it.
The second momement stops on a bright E-major chord.

VerbNet: terminus-47.9
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 5: barricade, block up, plug

Commentary: Includes: STOP UP

The police stopped the bus road leading out of town.
He stopped up the broken window with his gloves.
He stopped up the chimney and the smoke thickened.

VerbNet: fill-9.8
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
stop_up 1