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Noun: standstill  'stand,stil
  1. A situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
    "reached a standstill on the negotiations";
    - deadlock, dead end, impasse, stalemate
     
  2. An interruption of normal activity
    - stand, tie-up
Verb: stand still  stand stil
  1. Remain in place; hold still; remain fixed or immobile
    "Traffic stood still when the funeral procession passed by"

Derived forms: standstills, stands still, standing still, stood still

Type of: halt, situation, stop

Antonym: move

Encyclopedia: Standstill