Definition of “grind to a halt/standstill” - English Dictionary


“grind to a halt/standstill” in English

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grind to a halt/standstill

to stop slowly:

The car ground to a halt right in the middle of the street.
figurative If we don't do something soon, the industry could grind to a halt (= stop operating).

(Definition of “grind to a halt/standstill” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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