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    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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