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halt

[ hawlt ]SEE DEFINITION OF halt
  • nounend, stoppage
  • verbstop, cause to stop
  • verbhesitate, stutter

Synonyms for halt

  • cutoff
  • freeze
  • interruption
  • layoff
  • letup
  • pause
  • standstill
  • termination
  • arrest
  • break
  • close
  • impasse
  • stand
  • stop
  • break-off
  • grinding halt
  • screaming halt
  • screeching halt
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Antonyms for halt

  • continuation
  • beginning
  • start
  • endurance
  • go
  • perseverence
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HALT

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HALT

abort

verbstop or cancel something
  • arrest
  • break off
  • call it quits
  • call off
  • check
  • cut off
  • drop
  • end
  • fail
  • halt
  • interrupt
  • knock it off
  • lay off
  • nullify
  • scrap
  • scratch
  • scrub
  • terminate
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