Definition of Stop up

1. Verb. Fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug. "Stop up the leak"

Exact synonyms: Plug, Secure
Specialized synonyms: Stopper, Stopple, Tampon, Chink, Cork, Cork Up
Entails: Enter, Infix, Insert, Introduce
Generic synonyms: Close, Fill Up
Derivative terms: Plug



Definition of Stop up

1. Verb. To fill a hole or cavity, or block an opening or passage, as with a plug. ¹

2. Verb. (photography) To increase the aperture of a photographic lens, moving from an f/stop represented by a higher number to an f/stop represented by a lower number and causing more light to pass into the camera. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stop Up

stop motion
stop number
stop off
stop on a dime
stop order
stop over
stop payment
stop press
stop short
stop sign
stop signs
stop someone in his tracks
stop the car
stop the lights
stop the presses
stop up (current term)
stop valve
stop word
stop words
stopband
stopbands
stopbank
stopbanks
stopcock
stopcocks
stope
stoped
stoper
stopers
stopes

Literary usage of Stop up

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1. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"If. B.—The nobility and others, who honor the procession with their attendance, are requested to give orders to their coachmen not to stop up the passage in ..."

2. Letters of Edward FitzGerald by Edward FitzGerald (1894)
"... who want to make the utmost of their little territory : cut down all the Trees, level all the old Violet Banks, and stop up all the Footways they can. ..."

3. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"NE—The nobility and others, who honor the procession with their attendance, are requested to give orders to their coachmen not to stop up the passage in the ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1827)
"... to stop up old roads in the parish, besides those over the lands to be inclosed, provided it were not done without the concurrence of two justices. ..."

5. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"... before it passed ! cram, to stop up, ... to stop up ; whence also E. Stop, qv Stuffy, close, stifling. ..."

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