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haltverb [I or T]

uk   /hɒlt/  us   /hɑːlt/
to (​cause to) ​stopmoving 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 ​paydispute. Security ​forces halted the ​demonstrators by ​blocking the ​road.

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haltnoun [S]

uk   /hɒlt/  us   /hɑːlt/
an ​occasion when something ​stopsmoving or ​happening: the ​recent halt inproduction Severe ​flooding has broughttrains to a halt (= ​prevented them from ​moving) on several ​lines in ​Scotland. The ​bus came to a halt (= ​stopped) just in ​time to ​avoidhitting the ​wall. If ​trafficincreases beyond a ​certainlevel, the ​city grinds to a halt (= ​stopscompletely). The ​car screeched to a halt (= ​stoppedsuddenly and ​noisily) just as the ​lightsturnedred.
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] Congressvotedadditionalfunds in an ​effort to halt the ​spread of the ​disease. [T] Nationwide, ​maildelivery was halted by the ​strike.
halt
noun [U]  us   /hɔlt/
All ​work had come to a halt and everyone was ​standingsilently at ​theirdesks.
(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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