Definitions of stall:
  • noun:   a tactic used to mislead or delay
  • noun:   a booth where articles are displayed for sale
  • noun:   a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
  • noun:   a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge
    Example: "The plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it"
  • noun:   small area set off by walls for special use
  • noun:   small individual study area in a library
  • verb:   put into, or keep in, a stall
    Example: "Stall the horse"
  • verb:   deliberately delay an event or action
    Example: "She doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling"
  • verb:   come to a stop
    Example: "The car stalled in the driveway"
  • verb:   cause an engine to stop
    Example: "The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car"
  • verb:   cause an airplane to go into a stall
  • verb:   experience a stall in flight, of airplanes
  • verb:   postpone doing what one should be doing
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #12513)

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