Contrive and Stop


Contrive verb - To create or think of by clever use of the imagination.

Stop is an antonym for contrive in topics: invent, bring about.

Nearby Words: contrivance, contriving, contriver


Stop verb - To bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end.

Contrive is an antonym for stop.

Nearby Words: stopped, stopper, stopping, stopover

Common collocations

plot contrive plot stop plot
plan contrive plan stop plan
everyone contrive everyone stop everyone
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