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stop short

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  1. stop short(Verb)

    To come to a sudden and unexpected stop, particularly while speaking or driving a vehicle.

  2. stop short(Verb)

    Usually with of, to voluntarily cease an attempt to reach a certain point.

Anagrams for stop short »

  1. shortstop, short stop

  2. Short stop

  3. Shortstop

How to pronounce stop short?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say stop short in sign language?

  1. stopshort


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stop short in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stop short in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of stop short in a Sentence

  1. Tao Te Ching:

    Better stop short than fill to the brim. Oversharpen the blade, and the edge will soon blunt. Amass a store of gold and jade, and no one can protect it. Claim wealth and titles, and disaster will follow. Retire when the work is done. This is the way of heaven.

  2. The White House:

    Important progress has been made but this president is not going to stop short.

  3. Michael Hirson:

    China will not phase out its imports from Iran by any means, but they are going to stop short of the kind of action that would be open provocation to the President Donald Trump administration.

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