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Meaning of “halt” - Learner’s Dictionary

halt

noun     /hɒlt/
[no plural] the act of stopping moving or happening: The car came to a halt just inches from the edge of the cliff. News of the accident brought the party to a halt.Staying and remainingWaitingCausing something to endComing to an end
call a halt to sth
to officially order something to stop: The government has called a halt to all new building in the area.Causing something to endComing to an end
(Definition of halt noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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