[ US /ˈhɔɫt/ ]
[ UK /hˈɒlt/ ]
  1. come to a halt, stop moving
    She stopped in front of a store window
    the car stopped
  2. cause to stop
    halt the presses
    Halt the engines
    Arrest the progress
  3. stop the flow of a liquid
    staunch the blood flow
    stem the tide
  4. stop from happening or developing
    Halt the process
    Block his election
  1. an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement
    a halt in the arms race
    a nuclear freeze
  2. the event of something ending
    it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  3. the state of inactivity following an interruption
    the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    during the halt he got some lunch
    he spent the entire stop in his seat
    the negotiations were in arrest
    held them in check
  1. disabled in the feet or legs
    a game leg
    a crippled soldier
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How To Use halt In A Sentence

  • They kept to the brush and trees, and invariably the man halted and peered out before crossing a dry glade or naked stretch of upland pasturage. War
  • The flow of assistance to Vietnam's fragile economy from its ideological allies has virtually halted.
  • After 12 months, we will convert the asphalt area into tennis and netball courts.
  • Thousands of householders are being urged to redesign their gardens to halt the rapid decline of sparrows and starlings. Times, Sunday Times
  • This policy could bring that programme to a shuddering halt. Times, Sunday Times
  • He infected mice and rabbits with Trypanosoma gondii, the parasite responsible for the dreaded sleeping sickness, then injected the animals with chemical derivatives to determine if any of them could halt the infection. The Emperor of All Maladies
  • Pfizer emphasized the halt was limited to patients participating in clinical testing who suffered from a joint disorder known as osteoarthritis, although the company is slated to meet with the FDA later this week to assess any implications for other programs. Pfizer Suspends Trials of Pain Drug After FDA Request
  • Retirement is likely to move from an abrupt halt at a fixed age to a more gradual withdrawal, with the abolition of compulsory retirement ages. Times, Sunday Times
  • Snap elections called towards the end of last year deterred investment and the recovery ground to a halt. Times, Sunday Times
  • Thus, for e.g. while laser ablation may halt the progression of diabetic nephropathy, it certainly does not restore eyesight. Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes » Blog Archive » Why Obesity Management and Weight Loss are NOT the Same
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