- An order to buy or sell at the market when a definite price is reached, either above (on a buy) or below (on a sell) the price that prevailed when the order was given. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
* * *▪ I. stop stop 1 [stɒp ǁ stɑːp] verb stopped PTandPPX stopping PRESPARTX [transitive]1. to prevent someone from doing something or something from happening:
• The government should intervene to stop the takeover.
• How can we stop the decline in sales?stop somebody/something (from) doing something
• This latest crisis did not stop the Bank of France cutting its key interest rates.
• News of the takeover immediately stopped the company's shares from sliding.2. to no longer continue to do something:
• What time do you stop work?
• Lack of funds forced us to stop production.stop doing something
• Japan's four leading brokerages agreed to stop issuing new shares for a month.
• You can stop paying premiums at any time.3. stop a cheque , stop payment on a check BANKING to tell a bank not to pay a cheque you have written:
• Staff are failing to charge customers for such services as stopping cheques or returning standing orders unpaid.4. to prevent money from being paid after you agree to pay it:stop something from something
• Money for breakages will be stopped from your wages.[m0] ▪ II. stop stop 2 noun1. come to a stop to stop happening:
• Production came to a virtual stop during the two-week strike.2. put a stop to something to prevent something from continuing or happening:
• These quotas put a stop to further export growth.3. put a stop on a cheque BANKING to tell a bank not to pay a cheque you have written
* * *Ⅰ.stop UK US /stɒp/ verb (-pp-)► [I or T] to prevent something from happening or continuing, or to not continue to happen: »
Are these new environmental laws enough to stop climate change?»
The government demanded that the payments stop.stop production/publication/trading »
The board obtained an injunction to stop publication of the documents.stop sb (from) doing sth »
To stop borrowers switching to another lender once the discount period is over, banks apply a hefty charge.► [T] to finish doing something: »
The company's flexible pension plan allows women to suspend contributions if they stop work to have a family.stop doing sth »
The economic climate pressured banks to stop lending to each other.► [I or T] if something such as a machine or system stops, it no longer works and needs to be repaired: »
I didn't realize the time because my watch has stopped.»
My TV came with a free radio which has stopped working.● stop a cheque — Cf. stop a chequeⅡ.stop UK US /stɒp/ noun [S] BANKING► an instruction to a bank or other financial organization to not pay any money from your account when a cheque, card, etc. is used: »
Banks do not normally charge for putting a stop on lost cheques.● come to a stop — Cf. come to a stop● put a stop to sth — Cf. put a stop to sth
Financial and business terms. 2012.