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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 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.

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