standstill Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"standstill" in British English

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standstillnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈstænd.stɪl/
a ​condition in which all ​movement or ​activity has ​stopped: The ​runawaybuseventually came to a standstill when it ​rolled into a ​muddyfield. Fighting and ​shortages have broughtnormallife to avirtual standstill in the ​city.
(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 ​weatherbroughtconstruction to a standstill. The ​truck came to a standstill in the ​muddyfield.
(Definition of standstill from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"standstill" in Business English

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standstillnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈstændstɪl/
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 ​postalworkers' ​dispute. come to a standstill
(Definition of standstill from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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