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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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Waves (departing from San Diego and stopping in southern Arizona.
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Concerning them Jerome said: "We who are making for our homeland should pass by the deadly songs of the Sirens with a deaf ear," by stopping our ears like the adder, by sealing them with pitch, just as Ulysses and his comrades did.
As you will recall, Basil was the first to insist that Christian readers should follow Odysseus's example by stopping their ears against all evil influences in pagan literature.
the purchase of the 15% Notes, Petro Stopping Centers Holdings
As part of the recapitalization, Petro Stopping Centers announced the successful completion of its tender offer to acquire $100 million principal amount of its 12 1/2% Senior Notes Due 2002, at a cash price of $1,025 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes, as well as 100,000 Debt Warrants, at a cash price of $56.
As noted by the court of appeals in Maxwell, stopping all cars is one way of accomplishing this goal.
After stopping the vehicle, the officer used a drug detection dog to locate 1 kilogram of cocaine in the trunk.