stop (someone or something) from (doing something)

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stop (someone or something) from (doing something)

To prevent or dissuade someone or something from performing some action or task. You can't stop me from moving to New York, Mom! You need to put some blocks in front of the car's wheels to stop it from rolling down the hill.
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stop someone from doing something

to prevent someone from doing something. I can't stop her from running away. They couldn't stop themselves from eating.
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Change from super cool to being clumsy, It seems my common sense slams on the brakes, Turning me into some teenage numpty, Now three years on I'm free from going red, My silliness has slowed down since the start, But even though it's controlled in my head, You're still making me fumble in my heart, I try so hard to tame my butter-flies, Keep their giddy wings held down inside, But every time I look in your green eyes, I can't even stop one from going wild, So if you think love does not live any more ...
On Friday, I managed to stop one from approaching my door by telling him my ill wife was trying to sleep.
For those with insurance, FEMA generally will deny the grant, but that shouldn't stop one from applying, Kehrer says.
The chaos evident in classical systems doesn't stop one from making quantum predictions based on semiclassical techniques.