stop verb

ADV. abruptly, dead, (dead) in your tracks, immediately, short, suddenly Suddenly he stopped dead: what was he doing? The question stopped Alice in her tracks. | altogether The sobs came less frequently, then stopped altogether. | for a moment, momentarily | never That phone never stops ringing!

VERB + STOP can/can't, could/couldn't He couldn't stop thinking about her. | try to | be going to When is the violence going to stop? | want (sb/sth) to I was enjoying myself so much I didn't want to stop.

PREP. from They tried to stop me from leaving.