stall


stall
01. My car usually [stalls] when I stop at a traffic light.
02. People who aren't used to driving a standard often [stall] when stopping at a light or when changing gears.
03. It really scares me if I [stall] the car on a hill because I'm afraid of rolling backwards.
04. Traffic on the highway is backed up due to a [stall] in the tunnel.
05. The engine will [stall] if you aren't careful.
06. The peace process has been [stalled] by the leaders' unwillingness to compromise on a number of key issues.
07. The economic recovery has been [stalled] by an increase in interest rates.
08. The cashier tried to [stall] the robber until the store security guard arrived.
09. My presentation isn't quite ready; see if you can [stall] the teacher while I just get a few things organized.
10. We got some beautiful cherries at a fruit [stall] by the road.
11. Some animals in factory farms spend their lives confined to concrete [stalls] and metal cages, terrified and suffering in such unnatural conditions.
12. The market features a number of [stalls] selling organic produce.
13. There is a Danish proverb which observes that one poor horse is better than an empty [stall].
14. Economic growth in Mongolia improved in 1997-99 after [stalling] in 1996 due to a series of natural disasters, and declines in world prices of copper and cashmere.
15. Market [stalls] in Haiti are tended almost completely by women.
16. The calves are kept in tiny [stalls] that are so small they can hardly move, and then are slaughtered for food.
17. Economic reform in Bangladesh is [stalled] in many instances by political infighting, and corruption at all levels of government.
18. All the hotels in this brochure have private bathrooms (with tubs or shower [stalls]), and include breakfast in the cost.
19. International talks on global warming have [stalled] as world leaders have been unable to reach an agreement.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:
, , / (as in a stable), , , (as in mire), , / (where things are sold), , , / (for a dignitary in the choir of a church)


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Stall — (st[add]l), n. [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste llein to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stall — Stall, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stalled} (st[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stalling}.] [Cf. Sw. stalla, Dan. stalde.] 1. To put into a stall or stable; to keep in a stall or stalls; as, to stall an ox. [1913 Webster] Where King Latinus then his oxen… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stall — can refer to: * Stall (enclosure), a small enclosure, as for market goods, or for an animal ** Market stall, makeshift or mobile structures for selling market goods or serving food. * Choir stall seating in a church for the choir * Stall (engine) …   Wikipedia

  • stall — ‘compartment, booth, etc’ [OE] and stall ‘stop’ [15] are distinct words, but they have a common ancestor, in prehistoric Germanic *stal , *stel ‘position’ (source of English still). This in turn was formed from the base *sta ‘stand’, which also… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • stall — ‘compartment, booth, etc’ [OE] and stall ‘stop’ [15] are distinct words, but they have a common ancestor, in prehistoric Germanic *stal , *stel ‘position’ (source of English still). This in turn was formed from the base *sta ‘stand’, which also… …   Word origins

  • stall — stall1 [stôl] n. [ME stal < OE steall, place, station, stall, stable, akin to OHG stal < IE base * stel , to place, set up, stiff, stem > STILL1] 1. a) Obs. a stable b) a compartment for one animal in a stable 2. any of various… …   English World dictionary

  • Stall — Stall, v. i. [AS. steallian to have room. See {Stall}, n.] 1. To live in, or as in, a stall; to dwell. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] We could not stall together In the whole world. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To kennel, as dogs. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 3. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stall — Blason inconnu …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Stall — Sm std. (8. Jh.), mhd. stal, ahd. stal m./n., mndd. stal, mndl. stal Stammwort. Aus g. * stalla m. Stand , auch in anord. stallr Sockel, Krippe , ae. steall Stand, Stellung, Stall , afr. stall Stall . Das Wort, das mit stellen zusammengehört,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Stall — Stall, Unterkunftsraum für die Haustiere. Der Viehstall muß so angelegt sein, daß den Tieren reine, gesunde Luft, Licht, ausreichender Raum, reine Ruhe und Lagerplätze, Schutz gegen Witterung, Insekten etc. und genügende Wärme zukommen, überdies… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Stall — Stall: Das altgerm. Substantiv mhd., ahd. stal, niederl. stal, engl. stall, schwed. stall bedeutet eigentlich »Standort, Stelle« (z. T. bis in frühnhd. Zeit; s. auch die Artikel ↑ installieren und ↑ Gestell). Von ihm ist das unter ↑ stellen… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch