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stall 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
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stalls, plural;
  1. (of a motor vehicle or its engine) Stop running, typically because of an overload on the engine
    • - her car stalled at the crossroads
  2. (of an aircraft or its pilot) Reach a condition where the speed is too low to allow effective operation of the controls

  3. Have insufficient wind power in the sails to give controlled motion

  4. Cause (an engine, vehicle, aircraft, or boat) to stall

  5. (of a situation or process) Stop making progress
    • - his career had stalled, hers taken off
  6. Delay, obstruct, or block the progress of (something)
    • - the government has stalled the much-needed project
  7. Speak or act in a deliberately vague way in order to gain more time to deal with a question or issue; prevaricate
    • - she was stalling for time
  8. Delay or divert (someone) by acting in such a way
    • - stall him until I've had time to take a look
  9. Put or keep (an animal) in a stall, esp. in order to fatten it

Noun
  1. A stand, booth, or compartment for the sale of goods in a market or large covered area
    • - fruit and vegetable stalls
  2. An individual compartment for an animal in a stable or barn, enclosed on three sides

  3. A stable

  4. A marked-out parking space for a vehicle

  5. A compartment for one person in a shower room, toilet, or similar facility

  6. A fixed seat in the choir or chancel of a church, more or less enclosed at the back and sides and often canopied, typically reserved for a particular member of the clergy

  7. The seats on the ground floor in a theater

  8. An instance of an engine, vehicle, aircraft, or boat stalling
    • - speed must be maintained to avoid a stall and loss of control

  1. a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
  2. procrastinate: postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"
  3. booth: small area set off by walls for special use
  4. come to a stop; "The car stalled in the driveway"
  5. a booth where articles are displayed for sale
  6. deliberately delay an event or action; "she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling"
  7. A stall is a small enclosure of some kind, usually less enclosed than a room.
  8. A stall is the slowing or stopping of a process, and in the case of an engine, refers to a sudden stopping of the engine turning, usually brought about accidentally.
  9. In fluid dynamics, a stall is a reduction in the lift coefficient generated by an airfoil as angle of attack increases. This occurs when the critical angle of attack of the airfoil is exceeded. ...
  10. A roller coaster is said to have stalled, a roll back, or valleyed if it is unable to complete the course because of energy loss. This can be caused by friction between the track and wheels, or in the wheel bearings. Weather can also cause a coaster to valley. ...
  11. "The Stall" is the seventy-sixth episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld. It is the twelfth episode of the fifth season, and first aired on January 6, 1994.
  12. (Stalling (gaming)) Stalling is the strategy of obstructing the flow of play in a timed game in the hopes of maintaining the lead.
  13. A compartment for a single animal in a stable or cattle shed; A small open-fronted shop, for example in a market; A very small room used for a shower or a toilet; A seat in a theatre close to and (about) level with the stage; Loss of lift due to an airfoil's critical angle of attack being ...
  14. (Stalled) When a maneuver is intentionally started late into a jump/trick
  15. (Stalled) When a trick's point of emphasis is held or "stalled" for an extended period of time.
  16. (stalled) status indicating that a ticket cannot be worked on for now, but will open again when someone adds a comment or reply.
  17. (Stalling) The failure of a team to shoot or advance the ball within 35 seconds. Stalling is an ordinary foul. No warning is given by the referee.
  18. (STALLING) Each wrestler is required to make an honest attempt to stay within the 10 foot circle and wrestle aggressively at all times. When a referee recognizes stalling, he will warn the offender. Further violations will be penalized.
  19. (Stalling) A heel tactic whereby anything is done to avoid wrestling, circling the opponent, grabbing the mic and cutting a promo on them and hiding in the corner and ducking away would all constitute as stalling tactics.
  20. (Stalling) In multi-table tournaments, players are often waiting the maximal allowed time for their moves. This reduces the number of rounds at this table. And this can have the impact that more people are eliminated from other tables. ...
  21. (Stalling) Occurs when a team intentionally holds the ball, without conducting normal offensive play, with the intent of running time off the clock. This is called if no attempt is made to get in the box.
  22. (Stalling) The offensive team must shoot the ball within 35 seconds of getting possession, if they don't they loss possession of the ball.
  23. (Stalling) When an author, knowing a big scene or crucial event is upcoming, writes desultory here-to-there scenes as a means of deferring the more difficult (and emotionally charged) task of writing the big scene. Common in first drafts. (CSFW: David Smith)
  24. (Stalling) When one or both wrestlers fail to initiate action.
  25. (stalling) Failing to take a shot within 30 seconds or intentional delay in advancing the ball results in a turnover.