Definition of stoppage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈstɒpɪdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːpɪdʒ//
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  1. 1[countable] a situation in which people stop working as part of a protest or strike 400 workers were involved in the stoppage. a two-day stoppage by train drivers See related entries: Protest
  2. 2[countable] (sport) an interruption in the game for a particular reason Play resumed quickly after the stoppage. stoppage time (= added on at the end of the game if there have been stoppages)
  3. 3[countable] a situation in which something does not move forward or is blocked a stoppage of blood to the heart
  4. 4stoppages [plural] (old-fashioned, British English, formal) an amount of money that an employer takes from people’s wages for tax and other payments
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stoppage