"Stop" is a song by the British pop group Spice Girls. It was written by the group members with Paul Wilson and Andy Watkins—the songwriters and production duo known as Absolute—at the same time as the group was filming scenes for their movie Spice World. "Stop" was produced by Wilson and Watkins for the group's second album Spiceworld, which was released in November 1997.

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"Stop!" is a song by English singer Sam Brown. The single was originally released in 1988, missing the UK top forty and peaking at number fifty-two. It was not until 1989, however, that the single became a hit, when it peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart. "Stop!" became her biggest hit to date, spending twelve weeks on the UK chart. It was the 35th best-selling single of 1989 in the UK.

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  1. A (usually marked) place where line buses, trams or trains halt to let passengers get on and off.
    They agreed to see each other at the bus stop.
  2. An action of stopping; interruption of travel.
    That stop was not planned.
  3. A device intended to block the path of a moving object; as, a door stop.
  4. A consonant sound in which the passage of air through the mouth is temporarily blocked by the lips, tongue, or glottis.
  5. A symbol used for purposes of punctuation and representing a pause or separating clauses, particularly a full stop, comma, colon or semicolon.
  6. That which stops, impedes, or obstructs; an obstacle; an impediment.
    Pull out all the stops.
  7. A function that halts playback or recording in devices such as videocassette and DVD player.
  8. A button that activates the stop function.
  9. A knob or pin used to regulate the flow of air in an organ.
    The organ is loudest when all the stops are pulled.
  10. A very short shot which touches the ground close behind the net and is intended to bounce as little as possible.
  11. The depression in a dog’s face between the skull and the nasal bones.
    The stop in a bulldog's face is very marked.
  12. An f-stop.
  13. A device, or piece, as a pin, block, pawl, etc., for arresting or limiting motion, or for determining the position to which another part shall be brought.
  14. A member, plain or moulded, formed of a separate piece and fixed to a jamb, against which a door or window shuts.
  15. The diaphragm used in optical instruments to cut off the marginal portions of a beam of light passing through lenses.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A small well-bucket; a milk-pail.


  1. To cease moving.
  2. To come to an end.
  3. To cause (something) to cease moving or progressing.
  4. To cause (something) to come to an end.
  5. To close or block an opening.
  6. To adjust the aperture of a camera lens.
  7. To stay; to spend a short time; to reside temporarily.
    to stop with a friend
  8. To tarry.
  9. To regulate the sounds of (musical strings, etc.) by pressing them against the fingerboard with the finger, or otherwise shortening the vibrating part.
  10. To punctuate.
  11. To make fast; to stopper.


  1. Prone to halting or hesitation.
    He’s stop still.

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