stop 1 vb stopped, stop·pingvt1: to cause to haltstopped payment2: to subject to a legal stopvi: to cease activity or motionstop 2 n: an act or instance of stopping; specif: a temporary detention that constitutes a limited seizure of a person for the purpose of inquiry or investigation and that must be based on reasonable suspicion see also terry stop compare arrest
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
abandon, abolish, arrest, bar, barricade, block, block up, blockade, brake, break off, bring to a close, bring to a standstill, bring to naught, cease, check, checkmate, choke, clog, close, come to a standstill, conclude, counteract, countermand, crush, cut short, dam up, delay, desist, detain, deter, die away, disallow, discontinue, drop, end, expire, finish, foil, forbear, forbid, forestall, freeze, halt, hamper, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, inhibere, intercept, interrupt, lapse, lay an embargo on, leave off, obstruct, occlude, pause, plug, preclude, prevent, prohibere, prohibit, put an end to, quell, quit, refrain, render impassable, repress, rest, restrain, silence, sojourn, stall, stanch, stay, stem, stifle, stopper, stopple, stymie, suppress, suspend, tarry, terminate, thwart, ward off, wipe out, withdraw from
associated concepts: stop and frisk
adjourn, balk, ban, bar (hinder), barrier, block, blockade (barrier), cease, cessation (interlude), check (bar), check (restrain), clog, close (terminate), cloture, conclude (complete), condemn (ban), constrict (inhibit), contain (restrain), debar, delay, desist, destination, desuetude, detain (restrain), deter, deterrence, discontinuance (act of discontinuing), discontinue (abandon), disqualify, disrupt, dissolve (terminate), dwell (reside), embargo, encumbrance, end (termination), enjoin, estop, expiration, expire, finality, finish, forbear, forbid, forestall, forgo, halt (noun), halt (verb), hesitate, hiatus, hold up (delay), impasse, impede, impediment, inhibit, interdict, interfere, interrupt, interruption, keep (restrain), kill (defeat), lapse (cease), leave (allow to remain), lock, lodge (reside), lull, moratorium, obstacle, obstruct, obstruction, occlude, palliate (abate), parry, preclude, prevent, prohibit, prohibition, quash, quit (discontinue), recess (noun), recess (verb), refrain, remission, remit (relax), reprieve, resist (oppose), respite (interval of rest), rest (cease from action), restrain, restraint, restrict, shut, stall, stay, stay (halt), stay (rest), stem (check), stifle, strangle, suppress, suspend, terminate, thwart, withstand
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To prevent someone from moving; to restrain someone’s liberty.n.stop
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.