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  • come to a halt — come to a standstill, stop; pause …   English contemporary dictionary

  • halt — halt1 [ho:lt US ho:lt] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Germa] 1.) [singular] a stop or pause ▪ Heavy snowfalls brought traffic to a halt (=made it stop moving) . ▪ The World Championship was brought to a temporary halt (=was stopped from continuing) .… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • come — come1 W1S1 [kʌm] v past tense came [keım] past participle come ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move towards somebody/something)¦ 2¦(go with somebody)¦ 3¦(travel to a place)¦ 4¦(post)¦ 5¦(happen)¦ 6¦(reach a level/place)¦ 7¦(be produce …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • halt — n. 1) to call a halt 2) to bring smt. to a halt 3) to come to a halt 4) a complete; grinding, screeching halt * * * [hɔːlt] grinding screeching halt a complete to bring smt. to a halt to call a halt to come to a halt …   Combinatory dictionary

  • halt — 1. verb 1) halt at the barrier Syn: stop, come to a halt, come to a stop, come to a standstill, pull up, draw up 2) a strike has halted production Syn: stop, bring to a stop, put a stop to, suspend …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • halt — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a stop (usu. temporary); an interruption of progress (come to a halt). 2 a temporary stoppage on a march or journey. 3 Brit. a minor stopping place on a local railway line, usu. without permanent buildings. v.intr. & tr. stop;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • halt — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. stop, check, arrest, pause, cease. n. stop, interruption, immobility. See end. adj., archaic, crippled, disabled. See impotence, disease, stammering.Ant., continue, proceed. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • halt — 1. verb 1) Jen halted and turned around Syn: stop, come to a halt, come to a stop, come to a standstill; pull up, draw up Ant: start, go 2) a further strike has halted production Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • come to sth — UK US come to sth Phrasal Verb with come({{}}/kʌm/ verb ► to be a particular amount or number after a mathematical calculation: »The total cost came to $20,000. ► to reach a particular condition or stage: come to a halt/end »In the past few… …   Financial and business terms

  • halt — I [[t]hɔlt[/t]] v. i. 1) to stop; cease moving, operating 2) to cause to stop; bring to a stop 3) a temporary or permanent stop; standstill: to come to a halt[/ex] 4) (used as a command to stop and stand motionless, as to marching troops or to a… …   From formal English to slang

  • halt — I. /hɔlt / (say hawlt), /hɒlt / (say holt) verb (i) 1. to undertake a temporary or permanent cessation of some activity: the bus halted for five minutes before resuming its journey. –verb (t) 2. to stop or cause to stop: we must halt the train.… …   Australian-English dictionary


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