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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'It is true that no one has the right to stop someone from buying their vehicle, as everyone has the right to do so.
I say the authorities should open up some public buildings, railway stations and so on to at least get these people inside overnight and stop someone from freezing to death.
In response to a question regarding inclusion of Sharifs on the Exit Control List (ECL),Iqbal said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was not required to seek permission from anyone if it wanted to stop someone from leaving the country."The NAB can use its discretion to list someone on ECL as per the given rules," he said, adding that no authority can dictate the accountability body about who to classify on the ECL list.
There is no manual on how to stop someone from leaving, no foolproof formula to keep a loved one by your side for the rest of your days.
I've designed a new product and want to get it protected to stop someone from stealing my idea.
You choose to complain or stop someone from accessing a public place because you're threatened by his eyes?
Abandoning a pet is a crime, but that didn't stop someone from tying Missy to a public building and walking away.
Why would a threat of 15-year jail stop someone from driving over a security officer if in the back of their mind they believe any such sentence will be quashed and "compensation for their trauma" paid since their "human rights" were violated?
I had thought my argument of June 9 was rational and clear, in that merely banning legal ownership of something will not stop someone from committing a murder.
A pounds 60 penalty fine is hardly sufficient to stop someone from calling up their mate on a phone that has cost them several hundred pounds.
Glad I don't." The positive, upbeat message for kids is that a limb disability can't stop someone from making the most out of life.
But members of the Senate Commerce and Consumer Services Committee wondered why they should stop someone from visiting family.
He said: "There are many simple ways of protecting your mobile phone, including putting a block on the set to quickly stop someone from profiting from the theft.
One, to stop someone from attacking my family, my partner or myself.
But a Home Office spokesman said: "It's an offence to stop someone from voting in this way.