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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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In his first astonishment he had stopped dead short, with the consequence that now he felt very much abashed at having betrayed his surprise.
The ship pitched headlong, the pulsation leaped with a hissing tumult, and stopped dead. Captain MacWhirr's face was impassive, and his eyes were fixed aimlessly on the crouching shape of the second mate.
However, while transiting off Daruanak Island, the fishing banca encountered engine trouble, and suddenly stopped dead on the waters.
After taking the first frame in the final 67-38 with a 15 start, and a series of small runs in the teens, Brown was stopped dead in his tracks.
CONFIRMATION that it was time to get off the treadmill came when Owen Mulligan stopped dead in his tracks after 5k on his regular Clapham Common run.
Praising Cooper's singing skills, in one of the promotional interviews, the "Bad Romance" singer had earlier told E News that when she heard him sing for the first time, she stopped dead in her tracks, playing the piano, looked over to him and said, "Bradley, you can sing!
An effective piece of new technology was doing its job and got stopped dead in its tracks for reasons yet unknown, sowing confusion everywhere in the process and creating a climate of suspicion that persists even now.
The visitors got off to a disastrous start in the sixth minute when a Ben Purkiss backpass to Jack Alnwick stopped dead on the sodden pitch allowing Tom Pope to square the ball to Vaughan, who side-footed home.
"We're all at top speed and I'm stopped dead. I'm one of the fastest finishers in there.
Please - start a campaign to have this idiotic idea stopped dead in the water.
After all, why should the advantage gained by a well-flighted probing kick be taken away from the attacking side, and the game stopped dead in its tracks, just because of a "fair catch"?