Definition for STALL

STALL, v.t.

  1. To put into a stable; or to keep in a stable; as, to stall an ox. Where king Latinus then his oxen stall'd. – Dryden.
  2. To install; to place in an office with the customary formalities. [For this, install is now used.]
  3. To set; to fix; to plunge into mire so as not to be able to proceed; as, to stall horses or a carriage. [This phrase I have heard in Virginia. In New England, set is used in a like sense.]

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