stop at (something)

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stop at (something)

1. To cease moving upon reaching something or some point. If you fail to stop at a stop sign, you will fail your driving test immediately. You have to walk almost the whole way down the hall, stopping at the sign that says "New Patients."
2. To go to some place briefly, usually in order to accomplish something specific. I need to stop at the pharmacy and get my prescription filled. Let's stop at your mother's house on the way back and pick up our suitcases.
3. To stay at some location temporarily for one or more nights. A: "I'm starting to fall asleep behind the wheel." B: "Well let's stop at this motel for the night." We're going to stop at John's sister's house for a couple nights on our way to Florida.
4. To cease or desist after doing or achieving something. If you think the dictatorship will stop at conquering Eastern Europe, you're more naïve than I thought. Why stop at 2 million units? I have faith that we could sell 10 million!
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stop at something

 
1. . to go as far as something and then stop. I will stop at the end of the road. The road stopped at the base of a mountain.
2. . to stop briefly at something and then continue. I have to stop at the store for a minute. Do you mind if I stop at a drug store?
3. . to spend the night at some place. (Typically with motel, inn, bed and breakfast, and hotel.) We stopped at a nice little inn for the night. When we travel, we like to stop at hotels that are run by one of the national chains.
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the new bus stops will serve all operators, both public and private, and will replace the multiple stops at different locations that are a feature of the existing system.
The data have demonstrated that Pahari contrasts voiceless unaspirated, voiceless aspirated and voiced stops at labial, dental, alveolar, and velar places of articulation.