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dead stop

noun as in full stop

noun as in standstill

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Example Sentences

When the Tahoe came to a dead stop, he jumped out and was swiftly caught—just 16 minutes after OnStar was activated.

I am particularly pleased with this idea of yours, because I am come to a dead stop.

But, even as his powerful muscles contracted for the expected blow, the giant came to a dead stop.

Desperate determination pushed it along, and there was in consequence a dead stop at the head of the next sentence.

As the train 76 began to slow down for a dead stop, Jerry peered curiously out of the car window.

Yet that train, which a few moments earlier had been speeding along in all its power and pride, had come to a dead stop.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dead stop, such as: decimal point, dot, full point, period, point, and screeching halt.

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