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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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Volunteers must have sex at least twice a week and the woman has to use the stopwatch to time her man's performance.
The coach with the stopwatch will let everyone know the time left by counting down when 5 seconds are left (5,4,3,2,1 .
The cinema is showing previews of the US family comedy on Saturday and Sunday and will be giving a Cheaper by the Dozen stopwatch out with each child's ticket bought (terms and conditions apply) to see the film on Saturday, February 7, or Sunday 8.
Swimming: You will need someone with a stopwatch to time you.
It allows adjustments to be made at once, the company adds--eliminating the need to wait for analysis of the clipboard and stopwatch practice.
Former international referee Dave Matthews, who was born in St Helens and is still a member of LSH, will make history on Sunday when he controls the stopwatch at Lansdowne Road for the clash betweeen Ireland and Wales.
Accurate coordination with the tape will require practice with a stopwatch and very careful listening for the subtle changes of harmony and/or patterns of the electronic sounds.
Using this isotope to measure cosmic age is akin to timing a short race with a stopwatch marked in minutes, says Beers.
The overwhelming concentration is on the stopwatch, the mile markers, splits, the rhythm of arms and legs, breathing, and heartbeat, striving for the fastest pace possible.
The pubs are called "Stechuhr" or stopwatch, and allow customers to drink all the beer or wine they want for an hour without keeping a tab.
NEW YORK--To promote the company's programming in consumer electronics retail stores, Showtime reported it has signed a year-long commitment with Stopwatch Entertainment Network for exclusive premium TV advertising via Stopwatch's extensive in-store advertising network.
All you need is a stopwatch, a bar to hang from and a friend or relative to monitor the testing.