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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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Instead of stopping dead and, er, crying or something, he glides up the banister in a manner not dissimilar to a Stannah stairlift.
A pounds 750,000 replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer failed to take off, dropping off the end of a wooden track and stopping dead in a muddy puddle.
The pitch condition caused the goal with the ball stopping dead to allow Tommy Taylor the chance burst down the left.