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Verb: halt  holt [N. Amer], holt or hólt [Brit]
  1. Cause to come to an abrupt stop
    "Halt the engines"; "halt the presses";
    - hold, arrest
  2. Come to a halt, cease moving
    "the car halted";
    - stop
  3. Prevent from happening or developing
    "Halt the process";
    - stop, block, kibosh [informal], kybosh [informal]
  4. Stop the flow of a liquid
    "halt the tide";
    - stem, stanch [N. Amer], staunch
Noun: halt  holt [N. Amer], holt or hólt [Brit]
  1. The state of inactivity following an interruption
    "during the halt he got some lunch";
    - arrest, check, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage
  2. The event of something ending
    "it came to a halt at the bottom of the hill";
    - stop
  3. An interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement
    "a halt in the arms race";
    - freeze
  4. [Brit] A minor railway stop
Adjective: halt  holt [N. Amer], holt or hólt [Brit]
Usage: archaic
  1. Disabled in the feet or legs
    "a halt soldier";
    - crippled, halting, lame, gimpy [N. Amer, informal], game [informal]

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Derived forms: halts, halting, halted

See also: unfit

Type of: check, conclusion, ending, finish, forbid, foreclose, forestall, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, pause, preclude, prevent, stop

Encyclopedia: Halt