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Synonyms for halt

Synonyms for (noun) halt

Synonyms: halt, freeze Definition: an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement Usage: a halt in the arms race; a nuclear freeze

Similar words: pause Definition: temporary inactivity

Synonyms: halt, stop Definition: the event of something ending Usage: it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill

Similar words: ending, finish, conclusion Definition: event whose occurrence ends something Usage: his death marked the ending of an era; when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show

Synonyms: arrest, stop, stoppage, check, halt, hitch, stay Definition: the state of inactivity following an interruption Usage: the negotiations were in arrest; held them in check; during the halt he got some lunch; the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow; he spent the entire stop in his seat

Similar words: inaction, inactiveness, inactivity Definition: the state of being inactive

Synonyms for (verb) halt

Synonyms: stanch, staunch, stem, halt Definition: stop the flow of a liquid Usage: staunch the blood flow; stem the tide

Similar words: check Definition: arrest the motion (of something) abruptly Usage: He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve

Synonyms: arrest, hold, halt Definition: cause to stop Usage: Halt the engines; Arrest the progress; halt the presses

Similar words: stop Definition: cause to stop Usage: stop a car; stop the thief

Synonyms: block, stop, halt, kibosh Definition: stop from happening or developing Usage: Block his election; Halt the process

Similar words: forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent Definition: keep from happening or arising; make impossible Usage: My sense of tact forbids an honest answer; Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

Synonyms for (adjective) halt

Synonyms: gimpy, halt, halting, game, lame, crippled Definition: disabled in the feet or legs Usage: a crippled soldier; a game leg

Similar words: unfit Definition: not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition Usage: fat and very unfit; certified as unfit for army service; drunk and unfit for service