Stall

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Definition

a (bathroom) stall: a (bathroom) cubicle
noun
How many stalls are there in the bathroom? How many compartments are there?

to stall (someone): to delay (someone), to make (someone) wait
verb
They are stalling on the deal. They are delaying their decision about the deal.

to stall (a car): to accidentally cause (a car) to stop
verb

to stall (a plane): to cause (a plane) to lose power and drop or lose altitude
verb
Note that there is also a related noun: "a stall", which in aeronautical terms is a reduction in the lift of an aircraft.

Examples

  • "Also, if someone could please fix the lock on the men's room stall, that would be helpful."
  • "Bruno : Those Spaniards are stalling on our building permit."

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