stop short

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stop short (third-person singular simple present stops short, present participle stopping short, simple past and past participle stopped short)

  1. To come to a sudden and unexpected stop, particularly while speaking or driving a vehicle.
  2. Usually with of, to voluntarily cease an attempt to reach a certain point.

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Last modified on 8 May 2012, at 22:42