Translation of stop in Spanish:


parada, n.

Pronunciation /stɑp/ /stɒp/

See Spanish definition of parada


  • 1

    to work without a stop trabajar sin parar
    • work progressed in stops and starts el trabajo avanzaba a trompicones / a tropezones
    • work was at a stop for months el trabajo estuvo interrumpido / paralizado durante meses
    • to bring sth to a stop detener / parar algo
    • the accident brought the traffic to a complete stop el accidente paralizó el tráfico
    • to come to a stop detenerse
    • to put a stop on a check dar orden de no pagar un cheque
    • It was almost a disappointment when we came to a stop at the edge of clearing where a herd of deer were grazing.
    • After completing a number of revolutions, the carousel began to slow and came to a stop.
    • The game we'd been playing with the boys came to a stop, and I rolled my eyes.
    • We finally came to a stop at a farmhouse deep in the countryside.
    • Finally, the nurse came to a stop and entered a small room with pink walls and a simple layout.
    • The misery machine rumbled into one of the angled parking spots next to the park and came to a stop.
    • Several of the attackers came to a stop, and their soldiers began to fire.
    • He came to a stop outside a large metal door and punched in a few keys on the panel to his right.
    • His pen came to a stop and he stared down at the scrawled words with a shake of his head.
    • There wasn't time for fear but I was certainly frightened when the car came to a stop.
    • The elevator came to a stop at the top floor and Anna turned to face the doors as they creaked open.
    • The front seat passenger opened the side door of the van and the van came to a stop.
    • Lizards, therefore, progress in short rushes with frequent stops to breathe.
    • The shooting had almost come to a stop by the time they dropped into a reserve trench.
    • Officers are not only setting up static sites for stopping drivers, but are also conducting random stops in rural villages around the county.
    • A large metal tub filled with sachets of water and cold drinks provided welcome respite, and many of the emergency workers made frequent stops to prevent dehydration.
    • It was an interminable journey of stops and starts.
    • Pauses, stops, and breaks will help the film, which never develops any real momentum.
    • Also, rough sea conditions can make safety stops hazardous.
    • Playing the music without bars gives a free-flowing rhythm, devoid of jarring stops and starts.
  • 2

    • 2.1(break on journey)

      parada feminine
      we made a stop at a service station to have coffee paramos en una estación de servicio para tomar un café
      • after an overnight stop in Madrid después de hacer noche / de pasar la noche en Madrid
      • As the self-confessed ‘biggest slob in the world’ he enjoys sailing holidays filled with impromptu tea breaks and pub stops.
      • When traveling long distances, plan the trip to include rest stops and breaks.
      • Also, make stops for bathroom breaks, leg-stretching, sightseeing and drink refills.
      • The 400 mile round trip was broken up with a stop at Stonehenge for an ice-cream.
      • Before the homeward journey, a final stop for refreshments was made at Kinvarra.
      • On the return journey a stop was made in Bourton-on-the-Water in brilliant sunshine.
      • We had 3 stops on the journey and took it in turns to drive.
      • On the return journey a stop was made at Phimai to explore the wonderful ruins.
      • They will run through France on quiet country roads with overnight stops and after a rest on the ferry they will head to London.
      • It also suggests that dogs should drink plenty of water during a long journey, and have regular stops for fresh air.
      • We always have to make frequent stops so that M can take a loo break and stretch his legs for a while.
      • The pair plan to make a short fuel stop today in Narsarsuaq, Greenland, before flying straight to Iceland.
      • A short photo stop soon cooled us down, before we pushed on up the hill carrying the weighty bags of tackle and camera gear.
      • Thompson expects to travel to each region of Nunavut, including campaign stops in Cambridge Bay and Iqaluit.
      • From today until Friday Charles, Prince of Wales, is in Italy with stops in Florence, Rome and Naples.
      • The trip was part of a two day visit to the region, which also included a stop in Honduras.
      • At each lunch stop he also produced dried fruits, nuts and yet more chocolate he had carried for us.
      • Moving swiftly on from Lizard Point the next stop was a quick look at St Michael's Mount.
      • These are not tour buses, so expect numerous stops to pick up and drop off passengers.
      • We were an express train now, and made only a few stops, mostly using the center of the three tracks.

    • 2.2

      (of bus) parada feminine
      (of bus) paradero masculine Latin America
      (of train, underground) estación feminine
      you have to get out/off at the next stop se tiene que bajar en la próxima (parada)
      • The bus goes off on its merry way and picks up a zillion passengers at the next stop.
      • Buses could also pick up passengers without pulling into stops.
      • Designated stops will be constructed, with special ramps to allow easy access by passengers onto the taxis and buses.
      • In Andhra Pradesh, the train has stops only at Secunderabad, Visakhapatnam and Tirupati.
      • In order to make up time a train missed out some stops.
      • When we started once again the train maintained optimum speed until the next stop.
      • He said a bus had pulled up at the stop laden with passengers.
      • But, even now, free shuttles cross the city's ring road to pick up customers from the nearest metro stops.
      • Why not try getting off the bus or train a stop early and walking the rest of the way.
      • The stops it skips are covered by an earlier train, 426, which terminates in Baltimore.
      • There were no designated stops which meant people could get off anywhere.
      • Fewer stops surely means fewer passengers, therefore lower financial performance.
      • Notice of the shuttle bus should have been on the signs at affected rail stops, she said.
      • Passengers will be set down on request at all recognised stops along the route.
      • The system will be one tram short when the stop opens so they are having to bring a tram over from Cologne especially.
      • This morning, however, a bus was sitting at the stop in Moor Street with the number 850 on the front.
      • There are no bus or train stops anywhere near it.
      • I was on the bus the other day, and the bus was drawing towards my stop so I was standing by the door waiting to get off.
      • At the moment we're standing at the stop saying if the bus works, we'll get on it.
      • You really do not want two stops close together.

  • 3

    (punctuation mark) punto masculine mainly British
    (in telegrams) stop masculine
    → see also full stop
  • 4

    (on organ)
    registro masculine
    • Specific ranks of pipes may be brought into and out of play by means of stops.
    • These organs were played only with sliding stops, not a keyboard like a modern organ.
    • It also has a cathedral housing the biggest organ in the world: 17,388 pipes and 231 stops.
  • 5

    • 5.1(stopping device)

      tope masculine
      (on typewriter) marginador masculine

    • 5.2Photography

      diafragma masculine
      • When you go through the finished prints you will be able to see the results of 2 complete stops of exposure difference.
      • Remove the film, stop down 4 stops, and give a flash exposure.
      • Underexposing by one to two stops intensifies the effect.
      • You will find these readings are roughly two stops more light than the camera ‘thinks’ they should be.
      • If you are using print film, you will probably never see a difference in bracketed shots, unless you have bracketed by 3 stops or more.

  • 6also stop consonant

    oclusiva feminine
    consonante oclusiva feminine
    • Taiwanese has final consonant stops, and Mandarin doesn't.
    • Many varieties of Chinese, including both Mandarin and Cantonese, do not distinguish voiced and voiceless stops and affricates.
    • For example, the aspirated series of stops and affricates are written by adding a horizontal stroke to the letters for the plain series.

transitive verb stopping, stopped, stopped

  • 1

    • 1.1(halt)

      (taxi/bus) parar
      (person) parar
      (person) detener
      I stopped a passing car to ask for help paré (a) un coche que pasaba para pedir auxilio
      • we were stopped by the police nos paró la policía
      • he stopped the ball with his foot paró la pelota con el pie
      • demonstrators stopped the traffic los manifestantes pararon / detuvieron el tráfico
      • He was stopped, ordered out of the car and a computer check showed the car had been reported stolen.
      • Through traffic will be stopped and all parked cars at the side of the High Street have to be moved by 5pm.
      • In the previous year, they were five times more likely to be stopped and searched.
      • Persons suspected of committing a crime may be stopped and searched.
      • The car had been stopped and turned off.
      • They drove through the town trying to force each other off the road before being stopped at a road block.
      • He harassed the gang's customers, stopping those he found wandering up his block and confronting them.
      • At 5.30 one morning a few years ago, Nigel was stopped by a man who demanded money.
      • He went up the stairs and was headed for his room when he was stopped by Minako.
      • On one patrol we were stopped by a former airline worker who wanted to give us information.
      • Those hoping to visit it are stopped by a granite wall topped with barbed wire.
      • He stops the car out front and just leaves it there.
      • While we were driving across the grassland to the house, he stopped the truck.
      • Members of the public were blocking the road, stopping people going toward the parkway.
      • Next, the tape can be stopped and replayed to make certain all parties can be heard.
      • I stopped the car and walked over to see what was going on.
      • I stopped the CD and collapsed on the bed.
      • He was working with someone who stopped the machine and raised the alarm.
      • He stopped the bike and kicked down the stand.
      • She stopped her car in front of an old abandoned grain elevator.

    • 1.2(from escaping)


    • 1.3(brake)

      (vehicle) parar
      (vehicle) detener
      I stopped the car and got out paré / detuve el coche y me bajé
      • Early Friday morning, the captain announced that the engine had stopped and the ship was taking on water.
      • The problem is, what if the engine stops while he is already on the fast lane of a nearby toll road?
      • You would be cruising along and, suddenly without warning, the engine just stopped.
      • Ignition harnesses were prone to succumb to the damp British weather and the failure of the harness would also lead to the engine stopping.
      • I even think some of the guys at the nearby skate park had stopped to watch.
      • As soon as they reached a safe place to stand, everyone stopped and watched her.
      • One other couple along with us danced on the floor because everyone else had stopped to watch.
      • He said that most residents did not mind the presence of the children, and some stopped to watch them perform their tricks.
      • Sudden cardiac death, an abrupt event in which the heart stops, affects one in 100,000 to 300,000 athletes.
      • He could not stop in the rush hour traffic and worried about her for the rest of the day.
      • For morning coffee the coach stopped in Alcester and for lunch at Evesham Country Park.
      • The driver will report the incident to his control room and the train will stop in the tunnel just before the platform at Bank.
      • He moved on, across the room, and stopped in front of a small leather and metal trunk.
      • They had stopped in a relatively small room, unadorned, with just a bed and wardrobe.
      • Ashley stops, wipes her mouth and looks around.
      • Jim's hand stopped halfway to his mouth, holding the bottle there for a moment in limbo.
      • Dr Conrad headed towards the pavement then stopped abruptly in his tracks, staring.
      • Ryan stood on his tip-toes for a couple of seconds, craning his neck to see why the parade had stopped.
      • It is a good thing the procession stops at red lights, although with a traffic escort, they could jump red lights.
      • The party stopped for a little while to eat lunch on the lee side of a large rock.

    • 1.4(switch off)

      (machine/engine) parar

  • 2

    • 2.1(bring to an end, interrupt)

      (decline/inflation) detener
      (decline/inflation) parar
      (discussion/abuse) poner fin a
      (discussion/abuse) acabar con
      stop that noise! ¡deja de hacer ruido!
      • his statement stopped speculation sus declaraciones pusieron fin a la especulación
      • the trial was stopped se suspendió el juicio
      • the company has stopped production of this model la compañía ha dejado de producir este modelo
      • the aim is to stop the cancer in its early stages el objetivo es detener el avance del cáncer en su fase inicial
      • rain stopped play la lluvia interrumpió el partido
      • They're going to try to do it and I don't think they are going to be capable of stopping the political process.
      • It's a lot harder to stop a ritual process midway than to avoid the process entirely.
      • And so far, the injections have only stopped the degenerative process, not reversed it.
      • Fortunately in Australia this process was stopped before it ran its course.
      • She won an injunction to stop the process and launched her legal bid.
      • This stops the curing process which is important, otherwise your fish will turn to mush.
      • Your client may not be able to stop the process even if they change their mind.
      • Early detection and treatment can often slow or stop the progression of disease.
      • Their aim was to try and stop the social disintegration they believed liberal freedoms had unleashed.
      • A working party which looked at ways to stop accidents along the stretch of road was set up five years ago.
      • Therefore, this formula warms the kidneys and warms the spleen, secures the intestines and stops diarrhea.
      • When was a development ever stopped for a protected species?
      • Diet control can only stop extra fat formation but cannot burn the fat which is already there.
      • Many people have had their payments stopped before they began because void notices were issued in error.
      • The country would have three months to shut its nuclear facilities, or aid could be stopped.
      • There is no obligation to maintain regular payments, which may be stopped and then resumed at any time, without penalty.
      • The key question is this: Are you just stopping the bleeding, or are you dealing with the root causes?
      • With the season practically over, there was nothing he could do to stop the slide out of Division Three.
      • How is she supposed to get any rest if you guys don't stop this racket out here?
      • One such case made it into police records unintentionally after neighbors tried to stop a domestic assault out of concern for the family rather than out of anger at the man.

    • 2.2(cease)

      to stop -ing dejar de + inf

      • do stop arguing!
      • I'm trying to stop smoking
      • I couldn't stop laughing
      • it hasn't stopped raining all day
      • he never stops talking
      • stop saying that!
      • stop beating about the bush
      stop what you're doing and listen to me deja lo que estás haciendo y escúchame
      • stop it! ¡basta ya!
      • stop that nonsense! ¡déjate de tonterías!
      • One child was so traumatised by the experience she could not stop vomiting and had to be hospitalised.
      • I'm trying to stay calm but every time I see the adverts on the telly, I can't stop smiling or giggling.
      • The others managed not to laugh and my girlfriend poked me to make me stop giggling, but that just made it funnier to me.
      • Finally, she stops coughing and the masters approach her cautiously.
      • Evelyn stopped giggling when she saw Julian with a serious look on his face.
      • After a moment, he stopped coughing and laid back on the pillows, breathing heavily.
      • Beside me, Lucas had stopped laughing and coughed a few times to clear his throat.
      • Once he stopped coughing she reached an arm over to him to pat him on the back.
      • My drink came out of my nose and I had tears rolling down my face by the time I finally managed to stop laughing.
      • When I've stopped giggling, I shall resume my search for pet insurance!
      • He'd begun smoking in his teens and had been smoking ever since, apart from a few years when he managed to stop while in the army.
      • When Sophie had managed to stop crying, the pair of them walked back to the building and told the other two over supper what Paz had said.
      • She managed to stop laughing, then her face turned serious and she gazed into his face.
      • Sabbath reminds us that the world will not stop turning if we cease from our labors for a day.
      • Her hands surround my waist and suddenly she stops kissing my mouth.
      • After his encounter with this civilization, the time traveller advances further into the future to a time when the Earth stops rotating.
      • The quake was so strong that they were forced to stop talking and to abandon the stall.
      • They should eat only when hungry, eat food they really want, and stop eating when they are full.
      • Curious, Alyssa stopped practicing her backstroke and looked at her father.
      • I put down my fork and spoon and quietly stop eating, feeling very foolish.

  • 3

    to stop sb (from) -ing impedirle a algn + inf
    impedir que algn + subj
    to stop sth -ing impedir que algo + subj
    I'm going, and you can't stop me me voy y no puedes detenerme / impedírmelo
    • who's/what's stopping you? ¿quién/qué te lo impide?
    • there's no stopping us now nadie nos puede parar ahora
    • I had to tell him, I couldn't stop myself tuve que decírselo, no pude contenerme
    • But she is certain that the lack of a bike and the fact the she is not a fan of exercise will not stop her.
    • We didn't let that stop us and we continued to court and we were always together.
    • I love flying both types and will continue until someone stops me, but the fact remains that a mistake in a sailplane is much more likely to kill you than in a hang glider.
    • Mr Crawford has put a padlock on the fuel tank but suspects it won't be enough to stop determined thieves.
    • Several times, she tried to get to Elizabeth, but the two men continually stopped her.
    • If you were all to work together, he'd have a difficult time stopping you, and he might even be defeated.
    • When you believe in your own possibility and ability, coupled with a strong determination to achieve what you have set out to achieve, not many can succeed at stopping you.
    • To have them banning us from the activities we love, on the pretext that stopping us will somehow protect less careful people, is a misuse of power - and one that cannot possibly work.
    • Maddy gave a small laugh as her friend continued to say horrible things about Quentin, before stopping her.
    • I didn't want to talk to Rachel about why I was stopping her and I didn't want her to continue.
    • And how the hell do you stop someone who's determined to do something like this?
    • So do you have any sense what is actually being done to stop him or to limit the impact of his activities?
    • But he said this would not going to stop him, nor would it prevent him letting his children play in the area.
    • A cold night for a tryst, but I suppose that never stops anyone who's determined enough.
    • She wasn't in his way, she wasn't blocking him or stopping him, she was just a little girl that had tried to stand up against the big bad wolf.
    • I couldn't do it last year due to illness but I was determined not to let anything stop me this time.
    • Margaret is determined to use what influence she has to stop Ken.
    • We had a meeting on Sunday night and we are determined this fire is not going to stop us.
    • I took one out and was about ready to put it in my mouth, but stopped myself.
    • I believe in free speech and free expression but these barbaric people are going too far and need to be stopped.
  • 4

    • 4.1(cancel, withhold)

      (subscription) cancelar
      (payment) suspender
      to stop (payment of) a check dar orden de no pagar un cheque
      • The defendant stopped the cheque, which was accordingly dishonoured by the drawee bank.
      • Don't try and stop the cheque if you want to pay online or over the phone instead.
      • Most banks charge, typically £10, for stopping a cheque.
      • This was fine with me, as I intended to stop the cheque anyway, but it was already too late; the moment had passed.
      • I was obliged to beg for extra time, stop the cheque, and then to apply for a replacement licence.
      • However the police called me yesterday to alert me and I stopped the cheque on Monday.
      • We will have this cheque stopped tomorrow.
      • We also advise you that the post dated cheque for £103,000 has now been stopped.

    • 4.2British (deduct)

      the boss stopped £30 out of my wages el jefe me descontó / me retuvo 30 libras del sueldo

  • 5

    • 5.1(block)

      (hole) tapar
      (hole) taponar
      (gap) rellenar
      (tooth) empastar
      • Take the coconut shell and fill with yolk, stopping the hole with your finger.
      • Engineers have now secured the hole with wooden boards and an emergency plumber managed to stop the water leak and get the heating back on.
      • He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on.
      • The council is taking action to stop a leak in Hollies Road.
      • The leak was stopped 20 minutes later when an inspector switched off the main.
      • Firemen wearing breathing gear stopped the leak and an engineer was called to repair a broken seal.
      • It is too late to stop the leak when the vessel is in the midst of river.
      • When it is 30 below zero, getting people's heat on is more important than stopping their leaks.
      • That's an appropriate piece of stout paper to stop the leak in the wastepipe.
      • The boat's owner succeeds in stopping the leak.
      • A spokesman said it had to wait for the gas leak to be stopped before work could begin on restoring the electricity supply.
      • The amount of work required to stop a leak depends on the complexity of the problem.

    • 5.2Music

      (string) apretar
      (pipe) ponerle un registro a
      (pipe) ponerle una sordina a
      (French horn) (con la mano) hacerle sordina a

  • 6

    • 6.1(bring down)

      • He defended the title another three times, stopping his opponents on each occasion, to put himself in line for the WBA world belt.
      • Jones goes on to make six defenses of the IBF super middleweight title, stopping all six of his opponents.
      • Ouma did go ahead with the fight, stopping Woods in the 11th round.
      • Jerry proved the experts wrong stopping Spencer in round twelve.
      • Five weeks later he stopped the highly respected Frankie Otero in five rounds.

    • 6.2(parry)

      (blow/punch) parar
      (blow/punch) detener
      he stopped a bullet recibió un balazo

intransitive verb stopping, stopped, stopped

  • 1

    • 1.1(halt)

      (vehicle/driver) parar
      (vehicle/driver) detenerse
      I stopped to ask a policeman the way paré para pedirle indicaciones a un policía
      • stop, thief! ¡al ladrón!
      • stop or I'll shoot! ¡alto o disparo!
      • stop, police! ¡alto, policía!
      • stop right there ¡alto ahí!

    • 1.2(interrupt journey)

      (train/bus) parar
      does this train stop at Reading? ¿este tren para en Reading?
      • let's stop here and have a rest hagamos un alto / paremos aquí para descansar
      • they stopped in a small village for the night hicieron noche / pasaron la noche en un pueblecito

    • 1.3(cease operating)

      (watch/clock/machine) pararse
      has your watch stopped? ¿se te ha parado el reloj?
      • her breathing has stopped ha dejado de respirar
      • his heart has stopped se le ha parado el corazón

  • 2

    • 2.1(cease, be discontinued)

      the rain has stopped ha dejado / parado de llover
      • the pain/bleeding has stopped ya no le (or me etc.) duele/sale sangre
      • the noise stopped dejó de oírse el ruido
      • this squandering must stop este derroche tiene que terminar
      • production has stopped at the factory la fábrica ha suspendido la producción
      • production of this model has stopped este modelo ya no se fabrica más
      • Remember, your muscle growth stops when your protein does.
      • If applied to the scalp twice daily, it may produce some hair growth but is expensive and hair growth stops when treatment is stopped.
      • The man slumped down and signalled for an inhaler so a medic was called, but the ordeal did not stop there.
      • Growth stops, and, as a result, the plant becomes more susceptible to such environmental pressures as drought and high temperature.
      • The anticoagulated blood is then reinfused in the operating theatre during or shortly after surgical blood loss has stopped.
      • Then the safety car came out for three laps and the race stopped.
      • He was adamant he was going to speak or the meeting would stop.
      • If neither person feels that anything is being achieved, she adds, she will suggest that the sessions stop.
      • Most annual agricultural crops are determinate, and their growth stops once they reach physiological maturity.
      • If growth has stopped and you need the crop for hay, cut it soon to maintain as much quality as possible.
      • It is important to note that there may be a window of opportunity for this adaptation to occur before growth stops.
      • Most of these outbreaks stop when people get away from the place where the illness started.
      • When one becomes happy and content, development stops.
      • When most of the hydrogen is fused into helium, fusion stops and and gravity again takes over.
      • If she stepped out of her place and broke the formation, the weird ceremony would stop.
      • The rain stopped as quickly as it had started and soon the track was dry again.
      • Even if the 60 votes are not achieved, debate stops and the Senate proceeds with other business.
      • Sometimes the recording stops in the middle of sentence: not a problem.
      • It is nothing more than barbaric and the sooner it stops the better.
      • She started to have more energy and the deterioration that the radiotherapy was causing in her mouth stopped.

    • 2.2(interrupt activity)

      I think I'll stop for a while creo que voy a parar un rato
      • she never stops no para un minuto
      • you've done enough work for today: it's time you stopped basta por hoy, ya has trabajado bastante
      • I didn't stop to think no me detuve a pensar

  • 3 informal

    I can't stop no me puedo quedar
    • won't you stop for supper? ¿no te quieres quedar a cenar?