stop (v.)
block, hinder, impede, obstruct
2H4 IV.i.65[Archbishop to Westmorland] To ... purge th'obstructions which begin to stop / Our very veins of life
AC III.xiii.181[Antony to Cleopatra] I'll ... send to darkness all that stop me
KJ II.i.562[Bastard alone] John, to stop Arthur's title in the whole, / Hath willingly departed with a part
Sonn.44.2[] If the dull substance of my flesh were thought, / Injurious distance should not stop my way
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