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Stop

1. An order to a broker to buy or sell a security at the best available price once a certain, stated price is reached. Suppose that price is $50. A stop order remains inactive until that security begins trading at $50, at which point the broker may fill the order at best price he/she is able to find. See also: Stop-limit order, Stop-loss order.

2. An order by the SEC to stop a new issue from taking place because of an omission or inaccuracy on its filing statement. See also: Deficiency letter.
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Iceland kept attacking and were rewarded with a goal from Karl Brunskill and, just before half-time, Craig Owens burst into the area and beat the keeper but his shot hit the mud and stop dead on the line.
There are those who would, and do, stop dead in their tracks, who like their lives as they are now.
People don't go over the side;, we haven't had that,'' said park ranger Chase Davies, ``but we have had people stop dead in the middle of the road.
Doctors also warned that more investment is needed in staff and equipment to stop dead patients taking up resources needed for the living.