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halt

verb [I/T]  /hɔlt/ us  
to stop something, or to bring something to a stop: [I] "Halt!" ordered the guard. [T] Congress voted additional funds in an effort to halt the spread of the disease. [T] Nationwide, mail delivery was halted by the strike.
halt
noun [U]  /hɔlt/ us  
All work had come to a halt and everyone was standing silently at their desks.
Translations of “halt”
in Korean 중단…
in Arabic تَوَقُّف…
in French (s’)arrêter…
in Turkish durma, hareketsiz kalma…
in Italian fermata, alt…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)停止,停下…
in Russian остановка, прекращение…
in Polish bezruch, zatrzymanie się…
in Spanish parar, detener…
in Portuguese parada, alto, interrupção…
in German halten…
in Catalan parada, interrupció…
in Japanese 停止, 中止…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)停止,停下…
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