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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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A move to stop dead fish being thrown back into the sea because they are over the quota is also a step closer following a campaign led by celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall The package also promises more regional control of fishing management.
He said: "It's bad enough when people stop dead to photograph the sign now.
LOCAL campaigners are backing celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's fight to stop dead fish from being thrown back into the sea.
I have to stop dead, even if it's in the middle of the road.