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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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We just can't get stops down the stretch,'' Saia said.
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I was living in south Birmingham, by the airport, at the time and it was great to think that a few stops down the train line (in Coventry) that whole 2-Tone thing was going on.