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haltverb [I or T]

uk   /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.

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haltnoun [S]

uk   /hɒlt/  us   /hɑːlt/
an occasion when something stops moving or happening: the recent halt in production Severe flooding has brought trains to a halt (= prevented them from moving) on several lines in Scotland. The bus came to a halt (= stopped) just in time to avoid hitting the wall. If traffic increases beyond a certain level, the city grinds to a halt (= stops completely). The car screeched to a halt (= stopped suddenly and noisily) just as the lights turned red.
call a halt to sth
to prevent something from continuing: How many more people will have to die before they call a halt to the fighting?
(Definition of halt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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haltverb [I/T]

 us   /hɔlt/
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]  us   /hɔlt/
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)
Translations of “halt”
in Korean 중단…
in Arabic تَوَقُّف…
in Malaysian berhenti…
in French (s’)arrêter…
in Russian остановка, прекращение…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)停止,停下…
in Italian fermata, alt…
in Turkish durma, hareketsiz kalma…
in Polish bezruch, zatrzymanie się…
in Spanish parar, detener…
in Vietnamese chặn lại…
in Portuguese parada, alto, interrupção…
in Thai หยุด…
in German halten…
in Catalan parada, interrupció…
in Japanese 停止, 中止…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)停止,停下…
in Indonesian menghentikan…
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