Halt - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement (syn: freeze)
- stop from happening or developing (syn: block, kibosh, stop)
- stop the flow of a liquid (syn: stanch, staunch, stem)
They put a halt to the rumors.
The car skidded to a halt.
The bus came to a halt just in time to avoid hitting the wall.
Here let us make a halt.
Security forces halted the demonstrators by blocking the road.
The conversation halted irregularly between music and literature.
Heavy snowfalls brought traffic to a halt (=made it stop moving).
The World Championship was brought to a temporary halt (=was stopped from continuing).
The whole peace process seems to have ground to a halt.
The President has called for a halt to the wave of emigration.
The government has failed to halt economic decline.
Safety concerns have led them to halt work on the dam.
The parade halted by a busy corner.
The old car shuddered to a halt.
He slammed on the brakes, and the car skidded to a halt.
present participle: halting
past tense: halted
past participle: halted
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