What does stalling mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stall, stallingnoun

    a tactic used to mislead or delay

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stalling

    of Stall

  2. Stallingnoun


Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stalling is ranked #19131 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Stalling surname appeared 1,421 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Stalling.

    52.9% or 752 total occurrences were Black.
    41% or 583 total occurrences were White.
    2.5% or 36 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.3% or 34 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.6% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stalling in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stalling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of stalling in a Sentence

  1. Georgy Murzin:

    After takeoff, birds got caught in the engines, with the left engine stalling immediately, then they got caught in the second engine and it became unstable, and also stalled. There wasn't enough thrust, and we lost altitude. We landed in a field manually -- the commander took control.

  2. David Friedman:

    There are many ways stalling can be a safety issue, so if these cars are stalling, they need to be recalled.

  3. James Knightley:

    Growth really does appear to be stalling based on these indicators so certainly the pressure is on, although we are less worried about China.

  4. Simon Nehme:

    We've been on the streets for 14 days. The politicians have been taking this as if nothing's happening, they're stalling to get us bored and tell us to leave the streets. This won't happen.

  5. Yohannes Hailemariam:

    It gives a message of stalling and it takes immediate action which is faster than the action which pilots were briefed to take by Boeing.

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. repugnant
    • B. motile
    • C. numinous
    • D. irascible

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