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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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They were at the corner of the Strand, but as though in utter forgetfulness of their whereabouts, he had suddenly stopped short and gripped her tightly by the arm.
He stopped short of naming the potential investor but explained it was based in North Rhine-Westphalia (a province in Northeastern Germany).
STRUGGLING Blackburn have confirmed a "revision" to manger Steve Kean's existing contract - but stopped short of admitting the under-fire manager has been handed a pay rise.
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): China has indicated it would suspend some military exchanges in response to the US' decision of selling arms to Taiwan, but has stopped short of a full suspension of bilateral defense ties.
BRUSSELS: EU states agreed on Thursday to further extend sanctions on Syria but stopped short of targeting the oil industry and banks, which dissidents say would be the only way to choke off funds fuelling repression in the country.
Sadly, the statement confirming the decision to halt the closures for now stopped short of acknowledging the lunacy of making cuts which will save so little money whilst withdrawing a service that many people rely upon.
Gordon Brown yesterday insisted there would be no immediate General Election but stopped short of ruling out an autumn poll.
But Blair - in a video message for an event in Ghana to mark 200 years since Britain passed an abolition law - stopped short of that.
But, he stopped short of saying the housing market seems to have turned, since many other markets served by Toll Brothers still see sluggish sales.
Even National Education Association President Reg Weaver stopped short of using the results as a rallying cry for public schools.
This stopped short of the junction so we use common sense and take that to mean we can still filter across without penalty, even though the arrow has been removed and the dashed border line filled in.
The document stopped short, however, of endorsing appearances of Mary such as those claimed at Lourdes, France and Fatima, Portugal.