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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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It holds the slide stop in its place and holds the stop down until the empty mag overcomes it, locking the slide open.
At the start of the second half, Weidenfeller denied Sanchez with a low stop down to his left.
Waltermire plans to stop down as its executive vice president and chief financial officer with effect with the end of its current fiscal year on 30 September 2013.
San Antonio won't be fazed by playing a Game Seven on the road and the Heat have yet to prove that they can stop down both the Spurs perimeter game and Duncan, at the same time.
Southampton, though, felt justice was served as Boruc produced a decent stop down to his right to secure a well-deserved share of the points for the visitors - which could prove vital in their battle to stay in the Premier League.
Southampton, though, felt justice was served as Boruc produced a decent stop down to his right to secure a well-deserved share of the points for the visitors, which could prove vital in their battle to stay in the Premier League.
The Polish keeper produced a stop down to his left to deny Norwich skipper Grant Holt, who had been sent tumbling in the box with time running out.
"It's a shame we had a couple of days in between because it would have been nice to stop down (after the Middlesex game, which finished on Sunday)," he said.