stop

Definition

noun
a situation in which someone is not supplying or not paying something
Usage
account on stop
an account which is not supplied because it has not paid its latest invoices
ExampleWe put their account on stop and sued them for the money they owed.
Usage
to put a stop on a cheque
to tell the bank not to pay a cheque which you have written
verb
  1. Usage
    to stop an account
    not to supply an account any more on credit because bills have not been paid
    Usage
    to stop payments
    not to make any further payments
  2. Usage
    to stop someone's wages
    to take money out of someone's wages
    ExampleWe stopped £25 from his pay because he was late.

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stop and reverse gather in the stops