Definition of grind to a halt or come to a grinding halt in English:
Move more and more slowly and then stop.
- It was roughly at this time I noticed that whenever I spoke emotionally, my speech came slower and slower until grinding to a halt.
- Meanwhile, traffic ground to a halt on many major routes due to speed restrictions and fallen trees, police said.
- By the time they drove two more blocks, traffic had ground to a halt.
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