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verb [intransitive/transitive] halt pronunciation in British English /hɔːlt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhalt
he/she/ithalts
present participlehalting
past tensehalted
past participlehalted
  1. 1
    mainly journalism if you halt something, or if it halts, it does not continue or develop any further

    The search halted overnight, then resumed early Thursday morning.

    The strike halted all international train traffic through Hungary.

  2. 2
    mainly literary to stop moving, or to stop a person or vehicle from moving

    The door was open, and she halted on the threshold.

    The truck was halted by soldiers guarding the bridge.

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