12 Other Ways to Say Stop in English

12 other ways to say stop in english

Learn 12 other ways to say stop in English.

As always, I’ll give you the words and phrases that I think are suitable and then I’ll give you easy-to-follow detailed explanations as to what they mean.

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12 other ways to say stop in english

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Hi, there this is Harry and welcome back to my English learning podcast where I try to help you to improve your understanding of the English language. We look at English grammar, phrasal verbs, idioms and expressions.

So what are we going to look at in this podcast episode? Here we’re going to look at other ways to say stop.

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We can simply say

to halt 

Meaning: to get somebody to stop, usually used as a command 

Example:

He turned and shouted to the rest of the men, ‘Halt!’

Next word is

to prevent

Meaning: to stop someone from doing something or to stop something from being done

Example:

Everybody is looking for a vaccine that will prevent the spreading of Covid-19.

A burglar alarm will prevent somebody from breaking into your home and stealing your valuables.

Next word

to hinder

Meaning: not to stop entirely but to make something a little bit more difficult

Example:

Ice on the road will hinder your driving. 

The snowstorm may hinder the train from arriving on time. 

12 other ways to say stop in english

to obstruct

Meaning: to stop someone or something from moving forward or backwards, to block their path 

Example:

After a storm, a fallen tree obstructed the road.

to inhibit

Meaning: to make someone unable to express themselves freely

Example:

Her presence inhibited him from saying what he wanted to say.

to stem something

Meaning: to stop the flow

Example:

If there’s a burst water pipe in your home, you wrap something around it until the plumber gets there so the water doesn’t spill out quite so much.

We put pressure on the wound with some bandage to stem the flow of blood.

12 other ways to say stop in english

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to prohibit

Meaning: to not allow or to forbid something

Example:

From that date, smoking was prohibited in public places and workplaces.

Going beyond a certain point in the airport is prohibited.

to hamper

Meaning: to slow down or to make movement difficult

Example: 

He had a broken leg which hampered his ability to get down the stairs.

The long tight dress that she wore hampered her movement so she wasn’t able to run. 

The bad weather hampered the movement around the city. 

12 other ways to say stop in english

to stand in somebody’s path or in somebody’s way

Meaning: to stop someone from doing something, to prevent

Example:

It’s a pity you couldn’t go to the university closer to home but don’t let me stand in your way. 

to keep someone from doing something

Meaning: to physically stop them

Examples:

Safety gates keep children from going upstairs.

Blocking your credit card keeps you from spending money.

to restrain

Meaning: to limit someone’s movements

Example:

The police restrained the thief by handcuffing him to a post.

to refrain (from)

Meaning: to avoid doing something

Example:

Please refrain from touching your face.

Those are the other ways to say Stop in English. Let me just run through them again:

  • to halt
  • to hinder
  • to inhibit
  • to prohibit
  • to stem
  • to obstruct
  • to restrain
  • to refrain (from)
  • to stand in someone's way or path
  • to keep someone from doing something
  • to hamper
  • to prevent

They’re all verbs or verbal phrases okay so you can use them as alternatives to stop.

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