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Noun
The ending of an activity
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“The Spartans were also of the opinion that the fortifications of Athens would threaten their dominant position in Greece, so they demanded a halt to the building of the walls around Athens.”
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A period of time by which something is late or postponed
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The act of preventing or deterring something
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A sudden failure of an institution or undertaking
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A place on a railway line where trains regularly stop so that passengers can get on or off
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A motionless state
Verb
To come, or cause to come, to a standstill
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“Smooth traffic flow was maintained by the officer's hand, which would halt traffic at the onramp, and then wave cars onto the highway.”
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To come to a stop or end
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“U.S. exports of meat and dairy products would halt abruptly and would not resume for at least six months.”
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To cause to come to a stop or end
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“Citizens petitioned the county commissioners for a referendum to halt all further spending on the new metro line.”
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To avert or prevent the occurrence of
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“It has also issued appeals to National Guard officials to halt any attempts at fraud or coercion.”
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To hesitate or show uncertainty
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“Next time your curiosity calls, I encourage you to halt before answering.”
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To cause to be ineffective or deactivated
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To prohibit or interdict a given action or process
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To detain (a person) in conversation against their will
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To prevent or protect (something) from being destroyed
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To stop operating
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Walk in an awkward way, typically because of pain from an injury
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To immobilize or stop (from) moving, especially suddenly
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To try to prevent by action or argument
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To reduce in extent or quantity
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Talk with continued involuntary repetition of sounds, especially initial consonants
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To remain in a specified state or position
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To move or act at a slow speed
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To neutralize or cancel by exerting an opposite and equal force
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Adjective
Having less than fully functional limbs
“He crowed, bringing the dun, Kai, to a skidding halt just feet away from her.”
Interjection
Horse command
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