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English definition of “shudder to a halt”

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shudder to a halt

If a system shudders to a halt, it suddenly stops working: The economy has shuddered to a halt because of the civil war.
Translations of “shudder to a halt”
in Chinese (Traditional) (系統)突然失靈…
in Chinese (Simplified) (系统)突然失灵…
(Definition of shudder to a halt from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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