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Stop, vb. 1) trans. a) to close by filling up or obstructing: “an oven that is --ed burneth more hotly,” Ven. 331. s. that (the keyhole) As IV, 1, 165. “s. this gap of breath with dust,” John III, 4, 32. “tears do s. the flood-gates of her eyes,” H4A II, 4, 435. “s. all sight-holes,” IV, 1, 71. “the obstructions which begin to s. our very veins of life,” H4B IV, 1, 65. “so much wit as will s. the eye of Helen's needle,” Troil. II, 1, 87. “like an oven --ed,” Tit. II, 4, 36. “--ing a bung-hole,” Hml. V, 1, 225. “s. a beer-barrel,” Hml. V, 1, 225 Hml. V, 1, 225 Applied particularly to the ear, mouth and nose: “my ears are --ed,” Gent. III, 1, 205. “I'll s. mine ears against the mermaid's song,” Err. III, 2, 169. Merch. II, 5, 34. Shr. IV, 3, 76. Wint. V, 1, 201. John IV, 2, 120. H4B I, 1, 79. H6C IV, 8, 39. Troil. V, 3, 2. Cor. V, 3, 5. Per. IV, 2, 86. cf. “my adder's sense to critic and to flatterer --ed are,” Sonn. 112, 11; the suspicious head (== ear) “of theft is --ed,” LLL IV, 3, 336; s. the vent of hearing, H4B Ind. LLL IV, 3, 336 -- “Why dost thou s. my mouth?” Gent. II, 3, 50. “s. his mouth with a kiss,” Ado II, 1, 321. V, 4, 98. John III, 1, 299. R2 V, 1, 95. H4B I, 2, 48. H5 V, 2, 297. H6B III, 2, 396. H8 II, 2, 9. Troil. III, 2, 141. Tit. II, 3, 185. V, 1, 151. V, 2, 162. V, 2, 162 Tim. II, 2, 156. Lr. V, 3, 155. Oth. II, 3, 308. V, 2, 71. cf. “'gins to chide, but soon she --s his lips,” Ven. 46. -- “to s. your nose,” All's V, 2, 11. All's V, 2, 11 “heaven --s the nose at it,” Oth. IV, 2, 77. “against the blown rose may they s. their nose,” Ant. III, 13, 39.
Applied to wounds or any hurts, == to dress; to make whole, to heal: “some surgeon . . . to s. his wounds, lest he do bleed to death,” Merch. IV, 1, 258. “where this breach now in our fortunes made may readily be --ed,” H6B V, 2, 83. “now civil wounds are --ed, peace lives again,” R3 V, 5, 40. “s. those maims of shame,” Cor. IV, 5, 92. With up: “to s. up the displeasure he hath conceived,” All's IV, 5, 79.
With in, == to shut or cram in: “s. in your wind,” Err. I, 2, 53 (== keep your breath, be silent a while). “to be --ed in, like a strong distillation, with stinking clothes,” Wiv. III, 5, 114. “the envious flood --ed in my soul,” R3 I, 4, 38 (Qq kept).
b) to fill entirely: it (his ear) “is --ed with other sounds,” R2 II, 1, 17. “--ing my greedy ear with their bold deeds,” H4B I, 1, 78. “s. their mouths with stubborn bits,” H8 V, 3, 23.
c) to encumber, to obstruct, to render impassable: “distance should not s. my way,” Sonn. 44, 2. let me s. this way first (i. e. the door) Wiv. III, 3, 174. “the proudest he that --s my way,” Shr. III, 2, 237. “my father's blood hath --ed the passage where thy words should enter,” H6C I, 3, 22. “nor you . . . should s. my way,” Troil. V, 3, 57. “why you s. our way with such prophetic greeting,” Mcb. I, 3, 77. “he'll s. the course by which it might be known,” Per. I, 2, 23. With up: “s. up the access and passage to remorse,” Mcb. I, 5, 45.
d) to hinder from proceeding, to arrest, to keep back: “to s. the loud pursuers in their yell,” Ven. 688. “her eyelids, who, like sluices, --ed the crystal tide,” Ven. 688 “those bars which s. the hourly dial,” Lucr. 327. “s. his speed,” Lucr. 327 “a gentle flood, being --ed, the bounding banks o'erflows,” Lucr. 327 “counsel may s. a while what will not stay,” Compl. 159. “the current being --ed,” Gent. II, 7, 26. “s. the air by which he should revive,” Meas. II, 4, 25. “proceeded well, to s. all good proceeding,” LLL I, 1, 95. “no bar to s. the foreign spirits,” Merch. II, 7. Merch. II, 7 “--ing the career of laughter with a sigh,” Wint. I, 2, 286. “whose counsel shall s. or spur me,” II, 1, 187. “to s. their marches,” John V, 1, 7. “but s. no wrinkle in his pilgrimage,” R2 I, 3, 230. “do you mean to s. any of William's wages,” H4B V, 1, 24. “turn head, and s. pursuit,” H5 II, 4, 69. “force those waters from me which I would have --ed,” IV, 6, 29. “who in proud heart doth s. my cornets,” H6A IV, 3, 25. “to s. devoted charitable deeds,” R3 I, 2, 35. “he --ed the fliers,” Cor. II, 2, 107. “your good tongue might s. our countryman,” V, 1, 38. “s. thine unhallowed toil,” Rom. V, 3, 54. “the fountain of your blood is --ed,” Mcb. II, 3, 104 (has ceased to flow). “s. it, Marcellus,” Hml. I, 1, 139; cf. Lr. II, 1, 38 and III, 6, 57. “whose disposition will not be rubbed nor --ed,” Lr. II, 2, 161. “send to darkness all that s. me,” Ant. III, 13, 182. “what both you spur and s.” Cymb. I, 6, 99. “to s. the air,” Per. I, 1, 100. “how I might s. this tempest ere it came,” I, 2, 98.
== to hinder from utterance, to put to silence: “her voice is --ed,” Ven. 1061. “to blow the grief away that --s his answer so,” Lucr. 1664. “but she . . . the protestation --s,” Lucr. 1664 “Philomel --s her pipe in growth of riper days,” Sonn. 102, 8. “we shall s. her exclamation,” John II, 558. “vexation almost --s my breath,” H6A IV, 3, 41. “death shall s. his dismal sound,” H6C II, 6, 58. “fills mine eyes with tears and --s my tongue,” III, 3, 14. “to s. the rumour,” H8 II, 1, 152. “it --s me here,” Oth. II, 1, 199.
== to suppress: “to s. posterity,” Sonn. 3, 8. “to s. Arthur's title in the whole,” John II, 562. “send succours, and s. the rage betime,” H6B III, 1, 285. “s. the rising of blood-sucking sighs,” H6C IV, 4, 22. “his deafened parts, which now are midway --ed,” Per. V, 1, 48.
Hence == to put an end to, to finish: “revenge on him that made me s. my breath,” Lucr. 1180, i.e. end my life, kill myself; cf. Rom. V, 3, 211 and Oth. V, 2, 202. “to s. effusion of our Christian blood,” H6A V, 1, 9. “to s. all hopes,” R3 IV, 2, 60. “to s. the inundation of her tears,” Rom. IV, 1, 12. “whoso please to s. affliction,” Tim. V, 1, 213.
2) intr. a) to cease to go forward, to stand still: Ven. 706. John V, 7, 67. H4B I, 1, 38. R3 IV, 2, 45. H8 III, 2, 114. H8 III, 2, 114 Cor. III, 1, 32. Caes. IV, 1, 32. == to cease to flow: “now --s thy spring,” H6C IV, 8, 55.
b) to cease to speak: Tp. I, 2, 34. V, 198. Gent. III, 1, 364. H6C III, 2, 52. R3 III, 5, 3. IV, 3, 16. Rom. II, 4, 98. Rom. II, 4, 98 Per. V, 1, 162.
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