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  1. halt
    IPA[hôlt]
  2. verb

    • 1. bring or come to an abrupt stop:

      there is growing pressure to halt the bloodshed she halted in mid-sentence
      Synonym : stop, come to a halt, come to a stop, come to a standstill, come to rest, pull up, draw up, stand still, draw to a stand, cease, stop, finish, discontinue, terminate, conclude, come to an end, come to a halt, come to a stop, draw to a close, come to a standstill, be over, be abandoned, pause, be broken off, be suspended, terminate, end, stop, cease, finish, suspend, bring to a stop, bring to a close, bring to an end, put an end to, put a stop to, break off, wind up, arrest, impede, check, curb, stem, staunch, block, stall, hold back, pull the plug on, put the kibosh on
    • 2. used as a military command to bring marching soldiers to a stop:

      company, halt!

    noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: halt, plural noun: halts

    • v.: verb: halt, 3rd person present: halts, gerund or present participle: halting, past tense: halted, past participle: halted

    • adjective

      (of a person) having a physical disability:
    • verb

      walk with a limp:
    • verb

      bring or come to an abrupt stop:

      used as a military command to bring marching soldiers to a stop:

    • noun

      a suspension of movement or activity, typically a temporary one:

      a minor stopping place on a local railway line.

    • adjective

      (of a person) having a physical disability:
    • verb

      walk with a limp:
    • a situation in which something gradually slows down or loses momentum and then stops altogether
    • demand or order a stop
    • demand or order a stop
    • a situation in which something gradually slows down or loses momentum and then stops altogether
    • gradually slow down or lose momentum and then stop altogether
    • gradually slow down or lose momentum and then stop altogether
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