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English definition of “halt”

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.
(Definition of halt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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