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noun [singular] British English pronunciation: halt /hɔːlt/
  1. a temporary or permanent stop in a process
    halt to:

    He has appealed for a halt to the fighting.

    halt in:

    an unforeseen halt in road construction

    1. a.
      a temporary or permanent stop in movement
      bring something to a halt:

      Traffic was brought to a halt by the demonstration.

      come/draw to a halt:

      The taxi came to a halt outside his front door.

      skid/screech/shudder etc to a halt:

      The bus rocked and skidded to a halt.

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