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come to a stop

This page is about the collocation come to a stop

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to stop moving or happening

For example

  • The ball came to a stop just before it reached the hole.

  • The train often comes to a stop just before it gets to the platform.

Note:
Similar collocations include "come to a halt", "come to a standstill" and "come to rest"

Quick Quiz

We were surprised when the music came to a sudden stop

a. in the middle of the song

b. at the end of the concert

c. just before it started

Contributor: Matt Errey