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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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References in classic literature ?
A grand arch, cut in the upper wall at one end, surmounted an oaken orchestra, with an open room behind it, where hothouse plants and stalls for refreshments were disposed; an agreeable resort for gentlemen disposed to loiter, and yet to exchange the occasional crush down below for a more commodious point of view.
The site plan also identifies 301 stalls for vehicle display parking areas, 118 employee parking stalls, 6 rental stalls, 14 loaner stalls and 107 service vehicle stalls.
The key to saving stalls for when and where we want them is knowing how to do them, and thus how to control them.
There will be stalls for arts and crafts, homemade food, books and photography.
While informing the media men, he said that the 30 stalls had been allocated for vegetable items, 20 stalls for fruits, 30 stalls for grocery and kariana items, 14 stalls for poultry, fish and meat, 16 stalls for food and general items and 19 stalls for miscellaneous items.
The market traders have tried to advise officers about these stalls for almost a year but the council has refused to listen.
Shuja Al-Harithi, a Saudi stall operator, said he has been running Ramadan stalls for the last 20 years.
Until new all-weather tracks spring into action, the majority of Flat tracks are turf-only -requiring starting stalls for only part of the year.
COUNCILLORS turned down proposals for 10 new stalls for city centre street traders yesterday amid fears from the city's high street chains that millions of pounds worth of expansion plans will be jeopardised.
The Victoria Park LNY Fair in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island, accommodates 180 wet goods stalls, 284 dry goods stalls, eight thematic stalls and three fast food stalls for bidding.
While false starts and void races angered punters, a more sinister criticism of the equipment was about to surface as owners, trainers and jockeys all joined forces in openly blaming design faults on the new stalls for injuries that horses were sustaining.
He was informed that out of total stalls, 30 would be for vegetables, 20 for fruits, 30 for other items of daily use (edibles and other commodities), 14 for poultry and meat, 16 for general items, 70 stalls for different daily use products including utility stores and 20 stalls for different products of general stores.
Until last season this circling/moving further away manoeuvre continued behind the stalls, but this is now thwarted by a tape across the course -70 feet behind the stalls for up to 15 runners and 90 feet for larger fields.