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What is another word for halts?

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To come, or cause to come, to a standstill
“Smooth traffic flow was maintained by the officer's hand, which would halt traffic at the onramp, and then wave cars onto the highway.”
To come to a stop or end
“U.S. exports of meat and dairy products would halt abruptly and would not resume for at least six months.”
To cause to come to a stop or end
“Citizens petitioned the county commissioners for a referendum to halt all further spending on the new metro line.”
To avert or prevent the occurrence of
“It has also issued appeals to National Guard officials to halt any attempts at fraud or coercion.”
To hesitate or show uncertainty
“Next time your curiosity calls, I encourage you to halt before answering.”
Plural for the ending of an activity
“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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