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  1. [noun] a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed

  2. [noun] small area set off by walls for special use
    Synonyms: booth, cubicle, kiosk

  3. [noun] a booth where articles are displayed for sale
    Synonyms: stand, sales booth

  4. [noun] a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge; "the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it"

  5. [noun] small individual study area in a library
    Synonyms: carrel, carrell, cubicle

  6. [noun] a tactic used to mislead or delay
    Synonyms: ing

  7. [verb] postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"
    Synonyms: procrastinate, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydally

  8. [verb] come to a stop; "The car stalled in the driveway"
    Synonyms: conk

  9. [verb] deliberately delay an event or action; "she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling"

  10. [verb] put into, or keep in, a stall; "Stall the horse"

  11. [verb] experience a stall in flight, of airplanes

  12. [verb] cause an airplane to go into a stall

  13. [verb] cause an engine to stop; "The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car"


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