Roget category 1421. Words expressing abstract relations
› 1.7. Change
›› 1.7.1. Simple change
[Change from action to rest.]
intermission, remission — suspense, suspension — interruption — stop — stopping etc. v. — closure, stoppage, halt — arrival etc. 292.
pause, rest, lull, respite, truce, drop — interregnum, abeyance — cloture [U.S.].
dead stop, dead stand, dead lock — finis, cerrado [Sp.] — blowout, burnout, meltdown, disintegration — comma, colon, semicolon, period, full stop — end etc. 67 — death etc. 360.
leave off —
stop short —
hang fire —
have done with, give over, surcease, shut up shop — give up etc. (relinquish) 624.
hold one's hand, stay one's hand — rest on one's oars repose on one's laurels.
come to a stand, come to a standstill — come to a deadlock, come to a full stop — arrive etc. 292 — go out, die away — wear away, wear off — pass away etc. (be past) 122 — be at an end — disintegrate, self-destruct.
intromit, interrupt, suspend, interpel† — intermit, remit — put an end to, put a stop to, put a period to — derail — turn off, switch off, power down, deactivate, disconnect — bring to a stand, bring to a standstill — stop, cut short, arrest, stem the tide, stem the torrent — pull the check-string, pull the plug on.
a truce to!,
I pause for a reply"
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