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halt

halt - Dictionary definition and meaning for word halt

Definition
(noun) the state of inactivity following an interruption
Synonyms : arrest , check , hitch , stay , stop , stoppage
Example Sentence
  • the negotiations were in arrest
  • held them in check
  • during the halt he got some lunch
  • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
  • he spent the entire stop in his seat

Definition
(noun) the event of something ending
Synonyms : stop
Example Sentence
  • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill

Definition
(noun) an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement
Synonyms : freeze
Example Sentence
  • a halt in the arms race
  • a nuclear freeze

Definition
(verb) cause to stop
Synonyms : arrest , hold
Example Sentence
  • Halt the engines
  • Arrest the progress
  • halt the presses

Definition
(verb) come to a halt, stop moving
Synonyms : stop
Example Sentence
  • the car stopped
  • She stopped in front of a store window

Definition
(verb) stop from happening or developing
Synonyms : block , kibosh , stop
Example Sentence
  • Block his election
  • Halt the process

Definition
(verb) stop the flow of a liquid
Synonyms : stanch , staunch , stem
Example Sentence
  • staunch the blood flow
  • stem the tide

Definition
(adj) disabled in the feet or legs
Synonyms : crippled , game , gimpy , halting , lame
Example Sentence
  • a crippled soldier
  • a game leg

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