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Stall

stall

 

When a person stalls, he or she tries to delay something from happening. Sometimes the verb "stall" is similar to "stop."

  • The project has stalled because the company doesn’t have enough money to continue it.
  • You can tell he’s just stalling for time.
  • My car stalled on the way to work, so I left it by the side of the highway and called my wife to pick me up.
  • Cindy has to stop stalling and make a decision. (In this sentence, "stall" is used as a gerund: "stalling.")
  • Come on, stop stalling! ("Stop stalling," is a command. You want someone to make a decision or do something.)
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November 19, 2011

 

 

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