stall off


stall off
maneuver in order to get extra time

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • stall — stall1 [stôl] n. [ME stal < OE steall, place, station, stall, stable, akin to OHG stal < IE base * stel , to place, set up, stiff, stem > STILL1] 1. a) Obs. a stable b) a compartment for one animal in a stable 2. any of various… …   English World dictionary

  • stall — I. /stɔl / (say stawl) noun 1. a compartment in a stable or shed, for the accommodation of one animal. 2. a stable or shed for horses or cattle. 3. a booth, bench, table, or stand on which merchandise is displayed or exposed for sale. 4. → carrel …   Australian English dictionary

  • stall — Synonyms and related words: Fabian policy, Micawberism, Nissen hut, Quonset hut, acrobatics, aerobatics, alcove, amen corner, anxious bench, anxious seat, area, arrest, artifice, auditorium, backwardness, balcony, banking, barn, be dilatory,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stall — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a a trader s stand or booth in a market etc., or out of doors. b a compartment in a building for the sale of goods. c a table in this on which goods are exposed. 2 a a stable or cowhouse. b a compartment for one animal in this. 3… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stall — I verb arrest, avert, bar, block, bog, break down, bring to a standstill, check, dally, dawdle, defer, delay, detain, dillydally, disable, filibuster, halt, hamper, hinder, hold up, impede, incapacitate, inhibit, interrupt, keep back, lag, linger …   Law dictionary

  • stall — [v] delay for own purposes arrest, avoid the issue*, beat around the bush*, brake, check, die, drag one’s feet*, equivocate, fence, filibuster, halt, hamper, hedge, hinder, hold off, interrupt, not move, play for time*, postpone, prevaricate, put …   New thesaurus

  • stall — stall1 stall like, adj. /stawl/, n. 1. a compartment in a stable or shed for the accommodation of one animal. 2. a stable or shed for horses or cattle. 3. a booth or stand in which merchandise is displayed for sale, or in which some business is… …   Universalium

  • Stall (flight) — For other uses, see stall. In fluid dynamics, a stall is a reduction in the lift coefficient generated by a foil as angle of attack increases. This occurs when the critical angle of attack of the foil is exceeded. The critical angle of attack is… …   Wikipedia

  • Stall — Den Stall zuschließen, wenn das Pferd (die Kuh) gestohlen ist: ein Übel verhindern wollen, wenn es schon geschehen ist; eine alte und sehr weit verbreitete Redensart (vgl. ›Den Brunnen zudecken, wenn das Kalb hineingefallen ist‹). So heißt es bei …   Das Wörterbuch der Idiome

  • stall — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English steall; akin to Old High German stal place, stall and perhaps to Latin locus (Old Latin stlocus) place Date: before 12th century 1. a. a compartment for a domestic animal in a stable or barn b.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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