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  • temporary halt — pause, stop which is not permanent, intermission …   English contemporary dictionary

  • halt — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ abrupt, sudden ▪ The bus came to an abrupt halt outside the school. ▪ crashing, grinding, screeching, shuddering …   Collocations 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

  • halt — halt1 [hôlt] n. [orig. in phr. to make halt, transl. of Ger halt machen < imper. of halten (see HOLD1) + machen, MAKE2] 1. a stop, esp. a temporary one, as in marching; pause or discontinuance 2. a command to stop vi., vt. to come or br …   English World dictionary

  • halt — halt1 [ hɔlt ] noun singular * a temporary or permanent stop in a process: halt to: He has appealed for a halt to the fighting. halt in: an unforeseen halt in road construction a. a temporary or permanent stop in movement: bring something to a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • halt — I UK [hɔːlt] / US [hɔlt] noun [singular] * a) a temporary or permanent stop in a process halt to: He has appealed for a halt to the fighting. halt in: an unforeseen halt in road construction b) a temporary or permanent stop in movement bring… …   English 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. /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

  • 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 — halt1 /hawlt/, v.i. 1. to stop; cease moving, operating, etc., either permanently or temporarily: They halted for lunch and strolled about. v.t. 2. to cause to stop temporarily or permanently; bring to a stop: They halted operations during… …   Universalium

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