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halt1

halt1

 
 
pronunciation:
hawlt
parts of speech:
verb, noun, interjection
part of speech: verb
inflections: halted, halting, halts
definition 1: to stop or pause.
Schoolwork halted while everyone ate their lunch.
synonyms:
cease, pause, stop
antonyms:
continue, go, proceed, start
similar words:
break, check, freeze, quit, rest, suspend, wait
definition 2: to cause to stop.
The crossing guard halted the cars so the children could cross.
synonyms:
arrest, cease, stop, terminate
antonyms:
activate, start
similar words:
brake, check, curb, discontinue, freeze, interrupt, quit, restrain, wait
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a stop or pause in activity.
Dancing came to a halt while the band took a break.
synonyms:
break, pause
similar words:
end, intermission, interruption, stand
 
part of speech: interjection
definition: used as a command to stop. "Halt!" is often used to direct marching troops or to stop a person from going into a particular area.
Halt! About face! Forward march!Halt! This area is off limits.