Meaning of “shudder to a halt” in the English Dictionary

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"shudder to a halt" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “shudder to a halt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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