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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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Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale and Ian Murray, the candidate for Edinburgh South, stopped off for a sugary hit at Edward & Irwyn Chocolatier in the city's Morningside.
Doug and his wife stopped off in the city's Holiday Inn over the weekend, and to help his fundraising hotel bosses decided to give him the room for free.
According to the police, further investigations showed that the prisoner had in fact escaped when the policemen had stopped off at a kiosk and one of the two got out to buy cigarettes.
We were midway through our 16km hike when we stopped off at an impoverished town to meet the local kids, where Alex launched into a heartfelt rendition of her hit Hallelujah.
The female chick was last seen at Loch Garten on Sunday and was reported to have stopped off near Llanddeusant at 5am yesterday morning.
The Tory leader stopped off on his way home to buy some food for his supper only to have his beloved mountain bike stolen.
WHEN James VI of Scotland travelled south to London to claim the English throne in 1603, he stopped off for a night in a house adjacent to Durham Cathedral.
It is believed the security van had stopped off outside the store when the raiders pounced.
On his way to collect a Bambi award in Germany, the Pulp Fiction star stopped off at Stuttgart to tour the Maybach Centre of Excellence and signed on the line for a pounds 300,000 57S limo, complete with rear fridge, picnic tables and silver goblets.
I suppose that Judas conceivably could have thrown the 30 silver coins back in Caiaphas' face, stopped off for coffee, and written down or related the "real" events of the previous week before going off to hang himself, but I find myself strangely skeptical on this point.
The supporters, who stopped off for food before the game, say police confiscated some of their belongings and threatened to arrest them if they try to claim the items.
We stopped off at the small town of Horncastle enroute for a drink and a chance to stretch our legs.