stop up


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stop up fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug "plug the hole","stop up the leak"
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  • Angela Lansbury
    Angela Lansbury
    “I just stopped playing bitches on wheels and peoples' mothers. I have only a few more years to kick up my heels!”
  • George Jessel
    George Jessel
    “The human brain is a wonderful organ. It starts to work as soon as you are born and doesn't stop until you get up to deliver a speech.”
  • Endless Praise
    Endless Praise
    “How are you ever going to stop being weary until you've made your mind up to be strong.”
  • Patricia Ann Ball
    Patricia Ann Ball
    “The mind is a wonderful thing. It starts working the minute you're born and never stops working until you get up to speak in public.”
  • Jimmy Connors
    Jimmy Connors
    “New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.”


In literature:

Some time ago M. Lesseps bought a small canal partially stopped up leading from the Nile at Cairo to Ismailia.
"A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'" by Annie Allnut Brassey
She stopped to pick it up.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
The morning sun shone brightly over me through three panes of glass in the window, the fourth of which was stopped up with an old petticoat.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
Stopping up the Chinks.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
A moneth after it works no longer, stop up the bung very close.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened" by Kenelm Digby
Bowser started at a lazy walk to bring the body in, but Sam stopped him and picked it up himself.
"Through Forest and Fire" by Edward Ellis
They ain't no tracks either side the muss-up where the express was stopped.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
He was on his way up Chicito Canon and he stopped at Rothgerber's ranch to see Beaudry.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
At that moment the patrol rode up and was about to proceed when Sir Aymer stopped him.
"Beatrix of Clare" by John Reed Scott
A man stopped us, holding up a hand.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon

In poetry:

Up to the tree he came, and stopped:
"To-day," he said, "with thee I bide."
A spirit-shaken fruit he dropped,
Ripe for the Master, at his side.
"Zacchaeus" by George MacDonald
A young lass stopped him further up,
She said "Come in wi' me, and sup."
He said, "I'm takin none o' yon,
Besides… I must be getting on…
"Up'ards" by Marriott Edgar
"There, where the pine trees catch the sun's last gold,
Love reached its hands to me and bade me stop;
Oh, madness of the ones who climb," he said,
"Up to the mountain top!"
"The Climber" by Virna Sheard
Up, on, he must on, to follow his weird essaying,
Lo you, a flood from the crag cometh raging past,
He falls, he fights in the water, no stop, no staying,
Soon the king's head goes under, the weird is dreed at last.
"The Sleep of Sigismund" by Jean Ingelow
A running stream demands its course;
For if you stop it up by force,
The rising waters soon o'er-flow,
And danger bring where-e'er they go.
This happen'd to our injur'd fair,
Whose health was lost, and pleasing air.
"The Jealous Head" by William Hutton
the throngs of souls in hopeless pain rise up
to say they cannot care, to say they abide
whatever is to come.
My air is flung with souls which will not stop
and among them hangs a soul that has not died
and refuses to come home.
"Dream Song 127: Again, his friend's death made the man sit still" by John Berryman

In news:

David Goggins spent hours and hours doing pull-up s yesterday in an attempt to break a world record, only to be stopped in his tracks by an injury.
She was a hit it took me over an hour to go up and down one street because everyone was stopping me to tell me how cute she looked.
In Pueblo, about 100 business and community leaders from around southern Colorado gathered for a stop on Hick's Bottom-Up Economic Development Tour.
CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner has begun talks with truck-stop magnate Jimmy Haslam on giving up controlling interest while committing to keep the team in the city, the club president said Friday.
"I was on a camping trip up the coast and stopped at Rincon to hang for the day," says Grant Ellis.
Presidential candidate Rick Santorum followed up his primary victory in Kansas with stops in Missouri, including a Saturday, March 10 visit to Cape Girardeau.
Mario grew up in Homer City, PA, a one stop light town about an hour east of Pittsburgh.
A suggestion for a future one following up on Who Will Stop the Rain.
José Andrés, a 2007 inductee into Who's Who of Food & Beverage, never stops coming up with new ideas.
The Viking girls make a quick stop in Juneau for games Wednesday before heading to Sitka and came up short.
Phil Lindsey with The Discovery Science Place stops by to talk about an exciting event coming up on September 29th in Tyler.
IU finding a way to stop up Penn State, other opponents.
Kitsap Mall shuttle stop up and operating.
She threw up and stopped moving.
You're planning a summer get-together with friends—just something casual, maybe a picnic by the lake or a backyard cookout —when someone asks you to stop by the supermarket to "pick up a few things.".

In science:

Therefore, in the Appendix we summarize some facts about continuous semimartingales up to a stopping time S and their local times, which we use in the sequel.
One-dimensional Stochastic Differential Equations with Generalized and Singular Drift
Their extension to semimartingales up to a stopping time S is obvious.
One-dimensional Stochastic Differential Equations with Generalized and Singular Drift
Let (X, F) be a continuous semimartingale up to the F-stopping time S .
One-dimensional Stochastic Differential Equations with Generalized and Singular Drift
In post-relativistic gravity, we stop falling before the horizon, and survive there up to the time of the breakdown of the continuous approximation we have found for the global universe.
Generalization Of Lorentz-Poincare Ether Theory To Quantum Gravity
Thus if the renormalization is stopped at ΓJ , in the small field, low T scaling limit the configuration of the walls corresponds, up to negligible thermal fluctuations, to the equilibrium state.
Random Walks, Reaction-Diffusion, and Nonequilibrium Dynamics of Spin Chains in One-dimensional Random Environments