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Difference between Come to a full stop and Come to a stop

come to a full stop

1. stop suddenly or unexpectedly:

  • The dog had a roll on the lawn before charging at her and coming to a full stop ready to play.

2. be unable to proceed any further with smth.:

  • We have come to a full stop in our efforts to achieve Utopia.

3. (of a narrative, etc.) terminate or end abruptly:

  • The story thus comes unexpectedly to a full stop.

come to a stopbe no longer moving:

  • The elevator came to a stop on the main floor.