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English definition of “halt”

halt

verb [I or T]     /hɒlt/ US  /hɑːlt/
to (cause to) stop moving or doing something or happening: "Halt!" called the guard. "You can't go any further without a permit." Production has halted at all of the company's factories because of the pay dispute. Security forces halted the demonstrators by blocking the road.Causing something to endComing to an end
(Definition of halt verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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