Antonyms for halt

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And he brought the mare to a halt by jerking the rope around her neck.

In the hall a halt was made and the dreaded good-byes began.

Magnificent was the day, indeed, and sorely did La Malne tempt us to a halt.

As she came near him his hand closed over hers, bringing her to a halt.

First the blind, then the deaf and the dumb, then the halt and the lame—and so on.

The weather became bad again, and it was necessary to make a halt.

And after this came a second thought that caused him to halt abruptly.

What say you, will you halt a little and let us take a pipe together?

He quavered uncertainly down the steps, and Amelia called a halt.

They ranged themselves across the road, and one cried: "Halt!"

WORD ORIGIN

"a stop, a halting," 1590s, from French halte (16c.) or Italian alto, ultimately from German Halt, imperative from Old High German halten "to hold" (see hold (v.)). A German military command borrowed into the Romanic languages 16c. The verb in this sense is from 1650s, from the noun. Related: Halted; halting.

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