To cease an activity or action.
Past Participle form
I will stop eating chocolate.
She stops listening when I start talking.
A: Can you stop doing that please?
B: Doing what?
A: Biting your nails. It's annoying.
B: Sorry, I'll stop.
I stopped eating meat last month.
My friend stopped seeing her boyfriend because he cheated on her.
A: Why are you crying?
B: I think I've broken-up with my girlfriend.
A: Why do you think that?
B: She stopped calling and texting.
A: Oh. That's not good.
I am stopping him from eating too many sweets.
My doctor was stopping him from drinking too much.
A: What are you doing?
B: Playing on my X-box.
A: Are you stopping soon? It is late.
B: Yes, soon.
I've stopped drinking alcohol this month.
My family has stopped going to the cinema as it's got so expensive.
A: Have you been on holiday recently?
B: Yes, we went on a cruise around Norway.
A: Nice. Where's next?
B: Not another cruise. We've stopped going on them since the Norway trip.