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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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What stuck in the mind, however, were the clocks, built into the mantelpieces of the identical fireplaces, which had stopped dead, each one marking a different time.
John McCririck was driving when it stopped dead in its tracks and the contestants were left wondering whether or not they had succeeded.
Hillary Care," as it came to be known, was stopped dead in its tracks by the reasoned opposition of Senator Phil Gramm of Texas, who called into question the basic economics on which the plan was based.
Is it any wonder that since the spring of 1999, when zero interest rates debuted and taxpayer funds began pouring into the banks, progress in reducing bad debt has stopped dead in its tracks?
Airport authorities reported the man as driving through a gate that is normally closed and past a hangar onto the runway then stopped dead when he saw the aircraft approaching him.
His face adorns billboards and T-shirts, and Cuban cities have stopped dead as thousands of protesters lined the streets to support his father's case.
But he was stopped dead in his tracks when he was sent to jail for 40 days.
By the time I reached puberty, I began to wear towering platform shoes and even to swish down the street twirling a cane, a prop that grabbed the attention of bewildered rubberneckers who stopped dead in their tracks--stunned, no doubt, by my unerring fashion sense.
A similar dramatic event on the Boise occurred several years ago at Tiger Creek, where a crowning wildfire stopped dead in its tracks upon reaching an earlier prescribed burn (see "The Boise Quickstep," American Forests, January/February 1993).
He maneuvered the Pisces down a narrow canal and stopped dead as a pair of cranes began feeding in the shallow water, maybe 300 feet away.
Peine says the fine in Springfield often stopped dead for lack of shipments from Mexico.
From recent work on the ice streams, glaciologists know these features are undergoing rapid changes: Some are speeding up, whereas others have stopped dead.