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 stall stall

noun

  • () a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed  ( stall )
    a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
  • () small area set off by walls for special use  ( cubicle, kiosk, booth, stall )
    small area set off by walls for special use
  • () a booth where articles are displayed for sale  ( sales booth, stand, stall )
    a booth where articles are displayed for sale
  • a tactic used to mislead or delay  ( stall, stalling )
    a tactic used to mislead or delay
  • small individual study area in a library  ( carrel, carrell, cubicle, stall )
    small individual study area in a library
  • seating in the forward part of the main level of a theater  ( stall )
    seating in the forward part of the main level of a theater
  • a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge  ( stall )
    a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge
     the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it
    the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it
  • verb

  • () postpone doing what one should be doing  ( dilly-dally, dillydally, drag one's heels, shillyshally, procrastinate, drag one's feet, stall )
    postpone doing what one should be doing
     He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days
    He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days
  • () deliberately delay an event or action  ( stall )
    deliberately delay an event or action
     she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling
    she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling
  • () come to a stop  ( conk, stall )
    come to a stop
     The car stalled in the driveway
    The car stalled in the driveway
  • cause an engine to stop  ( stall )
    cause an engine to stop
     The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car
    The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car
  • cause an airplane to go into a stall  ( stall )
    cause an airplane to go into a stall
  • experience a stall in flight, of airplanes  ( stall )
    experience a stall in flight, of airplanes
  • put into, or keep in, a stall  ( stall )
    put into, or keep in, a stall
     Stall the horse
    Stall the horse