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Definition of stoppage noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a 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 transit workers
  2. 2(sport) an interruption in the game for a particular reason Play resumed quickly after the stoppage.
  3. 3a situation in which something does not move forward or is blocked a stoppage of blood to the heart
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stoppage