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stall for (something)

1. To create a delay or distraction for a length of time or in order to achieve, obtain, or accomplish something. I need to you stall for a few minutes while I get the projector set up for the presentation. The boxer tried to stall for a rest by clinching his opponent.
2. To slow, falter, or stop progressing for some length or period of time. Reports are indicating that the economy will continue to stall for the third year in a row. Development on the prototype stalled for several weeks as we tried to source the materials we needed.
3. To delay or distract someone or something with evasive or prevaricating language or behavior for a certain length of time. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "stall" and "for." I stalled the teacher for a little while so Johnny could finish writing in his answers to the quiz. Are you almost ready? I don't think I can stall the tribunal for much longer!
4. To cause something to slow, falter, or stop progressing for some length or period of time. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "stall" and "for." The intense cold has already stalled drilling in the area for two months, and there's no end to the cold snap in sight. The senator tried stalling the vote for the day in order to make some last-minute amendments to it.
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stall someone or something for something

to delay someone or something for a period of time. I stalled him for as long as I could. I could not stall the proceedings for another second.
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Ireland Tony O'Hehir Invincible Karma 4.25 Listowel Having made all to win well in a maiden at Roscommon three weeks ago, the Jessica Harrington-trained colt is well drawn in stall one for this mile nursery and gets the vote to score under Shane Foley.
WHEN news came that Derby favourite Saxon Warrior was drawn in stall one for the big race, an audible noise in the journalists' room was emitted.
Roger Varian's charge burst out from stall one for Ryan Moore and was soon in command down the five-furlong chute.
Barron was followed by Richard Fahey going for stall one for Bajan Tryst, representing trainer Kevin Ryan.
GOODWOOD clerk of the course Seamus Buckley believes Borderlescott has the plum draw in stall one for this afternoon's Bluesquare.com Stewards' Cup, which will be staged on a track watered last night.
USA An "awful rough" Big Brown will run from the rail in his attempt to join the immortals of US racing after he was allotted stall one for his Triple Crown bid in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, writes Dan Farley.
TOTESPORT cut Luca Cumani's Zeitgeist from 8-1 to 6-1 after he bagged stall one for tomorrow's totesport Ebor Handicap.
River Falcon: in stall one for the Scottish Sprint Cup
Only non-runner of the day was Blades Boy (with a vet's certificate), who just happened to have the worst draw of all in stall one for the two-year-old race
THERE were mixed reactions after Johannesburg drew stall one for the Kentucky Derby yesterday.