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standstill

noun [S] uk   /ˈstænd.stɪl/ us  
a condition in which all movement or activity has stopped: The runaway bus eventually came to a standstill when it rolled into a muddy field. Fighting and shortages have brought normal life to a virtual standstill in the city.
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