Meaning of “standstill” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “standstill” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"standstill" in American English

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standstillnoun [ U ]

us /ˈstændˌstɪl/

a condition in which all movement or activity has stopped:

Bad weather brought construction to a standstill.
The truck came to a standstill in the muddy field.

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"standstill" in Business English

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standstillnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈstændstɪl/ us

a situation in which all movement or activity has stopped:

be at a standstill Labour negotiations are almost at a standstill.
bring sth to a standstill The business was brought to a standstill by the postal workers' dispute.
come to a standstill

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