What is another word for stoppages?

Pronunciation: [stˈɒpɪd͡ʒɪz] (IPA)

When it comes to stoppages, there are numerous synonyms that can be used to describe the same thing. These synonyms include halts, interruptions, blockages, obstructions, impediments, delays, standstills, and pauses. Each of these words can be used in a different context to describe the hindrance or obstruction of movement, communication, or progress. For instance, standstill is often used to describe a complete halt, whilst delay is used when something hinders progress but does not entirely stop it. Blockages and obstructions are often used to describe physical barriers, whereas halts and pauses refer more to a temporary stopping of activity. Whilst each synonym is different, they all describe a similar concept in one way or another.

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Usage examples for Stoppages

There were stoppages, there were arguments, there was a row between Miss Mardon and Signor Meroni.
"The Way of Ambition"
Robert Hichens
Of inferior speed at the best, they had, owing to their small coal endurance, and to minimize the delay in the progress of the whole body, consequent upon their stopping frequently to coal, to be towed each by an armored ship,-an expedient which, although the best that could be adopted, entailed endless trouble and frequent stoppages through the breaking of the tow-lines.
"Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles"
Alfred T. Mahan
A gale of wind was blowing at the time, and we had to make frequent stoppages on the lee of the land, as the heavy sea frequently threatened to swamp our frail boats.
"A Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia With Some Account of the Late Emperor Theodore, His Country and People"
Henry Blanc

Famous quotes with Stoppages

  • He who builds a better mousetrap these days runs into material shortages, patent-infringement suits, work stoppages, collusive bidding, discount discrimination--and taxes.
    H. E. Martz
  • Anaximander displays all the symptoms of the intellectual fever spreading through Greece. His universe is no longer a closed box, but infinite in extension and duration. The raw material is none of the familiar forms of matter but a substance without definite properties except for being indestructible and everlasting. Out of this stuff all things are developed, and into it they return... infinite multitudes of other universes have already existed, and been dissolved again into the amorphous mass. The earth is a cylindrical column, surrounded by air; it floats upright... without support or anything to stand on, yet it does not fall because, being in the centre, it has no preferred direction... if it did, this would disturb the symmetry and balance of the whole. The spherical heavens enclose the atmosphere "like the bark of a tree", and there are several layers... to accommodate the various stellar objects. ...The sun is merely a hole... the moon... it phases... due to recurrent partial stoppages of the puncture, and so are the eclipses. The stars are pin-holes in a dark fabric through which we glimpse the cosmic fire filling the space between two layers of "bark". ...it is the first approach to a mechanical model of the universe. ...yet the machinery looks like it had been dreamed up by a surrealist painter... closer to Picasso than to Newton.
  • The redcoats were doing what they did best, what they were paid a shilling a day less stoppages to do: they were killing.
    Bernard Cornwell

Related words: stoppages in progress, stoppages in baseball, stoppage time, stoppages in football, stoppage time in football, stoppages in soccer, stoppages in rugby

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