What does the Spanish verb pararse mean?
It may be that you are thinking of the definition “to stop” too literally. Remember that the “se” at the end of the verb means that the verb is reflexive, which means the action is being done to oneself. Therefore, pararse means to stop oneself. If it seems the word means to get up, think about other phrases that are similar to that and “stop”. Such as “to get away from” “to move away from”, “to get up and move away from”, or simply to terminate a previous action or statement. Also examine the sentence of phrase that the word is used in: be careful it may be an idiom.