Stop someone from doing sthg

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Definition

to stop, to keep (someone) from doing something: to prevent (someone) from doing something, to make sure (someone) does not do something
idiom
To keep a baby from crying

Examples

  • "Rupert : Actually, fox hunting has been banned since 2004, but that hasn't stopped me and my friends from hunting those foxes!"
  • "Leonard : To stop him from leaving."
  • "We also couldn't stop some of our younger girls from.."
  • "In the meantime, why don't you get a large rock so that I can keep the car from rolling?"
  • "Listen, I really don't have time to speak to him right now, can't you just make up some sort of excuse to stop him from calling?"

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