Synonyms of stall


1. stall, compartment

usage: a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed

2. booth, cubicle, stall, kiosk, closet

usage: small area set off by walls for special use

3. stall, stand, sales booth, booth

usage: a booth where articles are displayed for sale

4. stall, malfunction

usage: a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge; "the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it"

5. stall, seating, seats, seating room, seating area

usage: seating in the forward part of the main level of a theater

6. carrel, carrell, cubicle, stall, alcove, bay

usage: small individual study area in a library

7. stall, stalling, obstruction

usage: a tactic used to mislead or delay


1. procrastinate, stall, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydally, delay

usage: postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"

2. stall, conk, stop, halt

usage: come to a stop; "The car stalled in the driveway"

3. stall, delay, detain, hold up

usage: deliberately delay an event or action; "she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling"

4. stall, shelter

usage: put into, or keep in, a stall; "Stall the horse"

5. stall, stop, halt

usage: experience a stall in flight, of airplanes

6. stall, stop

usage: cause an airplane to go into a stall

7. stall, stop

usage: cause an engine to stop; "The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car"

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Definition and meaning of stall (Dictionary)