haltverb [I or T]uk /hɒlt/ us /hɑːlt/
- The government has had to take measures to halt the population explosion.
- The government must take measures, he said, to halt the country's slide into recession.
- The ever-increasing demand for private cars could be halted by more investment in public transport.
- Filming was halted after the lead actor became ill.
- Building at the site was halted after human remains were unearthed earlier this month.
- all good things (must) come to an end idiom
- and have done with it idiom
- be over the hump idiom
- knock off (sth)
- lay sth to rest idiom
- lay the ghost of sth (to rest) idiom
- leave it at that idiom
- leave off (sth/doing sth)
- the curtain falls on sth idiom
- to the bitter end idiom
- top sth off
haltnoun [S]uk /hɒlt/ us /hɑːlt/