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stop·per / ˈstäpər/ • n. 1. a plug for sealing a hole, esp. in the neck of a bottle or other container. 2. a person or thing that halts or obstructs a specified thing: [in comb.] a crime-stopper. ∎  (in soccer and other sports) a player whose function is to block attacks on goal from the middle of the field. ∎  Baseball a starting pitcher depended on to win a game or stop a losing streak, or a relief pitcher used to prevent the opposing team from scoring. ∎  (in sailing or climbing) a rope or clamp for preventing a rope or cable from running out. ∎  Bridge another term for control. • v. [usu. as adj.] (stoppered) use a stopper to seal (a bottle or other container): a small stoppered jar. PHRASES: put a (or the) stopper on inf. prevent from happening or continuing.

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stopperAgrippa, chipper, clipper, dipper, equipper, flipper, gripper, hipper, kipper, nipper, Pippa, ripper, shipper, sipper, skipper, slipper, stripper, tipper, tripper, whipper, zipper •crimper, shrimper, simper, whimper, Whymper •crisper, whisper •mudskipper • caliper • Philippa •juniper • gossiper •worshipper (US worshiper) •griper, piper, sniper, swiper, viper, wiper •bagpiper • sandpiper •bopper, chopper, copper, cropper, Dopper, dropper, hopper, improper, Joppa, poppa, popper, proper, shopper, stopper, swapper, topper, whopper •stomper • prosper • bebopper •teenybopper • grasshopper •clodhopper • sharecropper •name-dropper • eavesdropper •window-shopper • doorstopper •show-stopper •gawper, pauper, torpor, warper

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