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pronunciation:
hawlt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun, interjection
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: halted, halting, halts
definition: to stop or pause, as in a movement or operation.
The train pulled into the station and slowly halted.Production halted as the workers went on strike.Conversation halted when the supervisor entered the room.
synonyms:
cease, pause, stop
antonyms:
continue, go, proceed, start
similar words:
brake, break, check, desist, discontinue, freeze, quit, rest, stand, suspend, wait
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to stop.
Guards halted the travelers as they neared the border.They halted work on the project when the money began to run out.
synonyms:
arrest, cease, stay, stop, terminate
antonyms:
activate, start
similar words:
brake, check, curb, discontinue, freeze, interrupt, kill, quit, rest, restrain, wait
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part of speech: noun
definition: a stop or suspension of activity.
The train came to a slow halt at the station.
synonyms:
break, cessation, hiatus, pause, stay, stoppage, suspension
similar words:
catch, cease, check, end, interlude, intermission, interruption, stand, standstill, stick, stop, termination
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part of speech: interjection
definition: used as a command to stop forward motion, as to marching troops or to a person entering a restricted area.
Halt! Show yourself!