Definition of standstill in English:

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standstill

Pronunciation: /ˈstan(d)ˌstil/

noun

[in singular]
A situation or condition in which there is no movement or activity at all: the traffic came to a standstill
More example sentences
  • As he came to a standstill at a stop sign at Acacia Park, two armed men appeared and jumped into his vehicle.
  • That apart, all flying and ground activities in the airfield have come to a standstill.
  • This had led to mass panic and commercial activities had come to almost a standstill.
Synonyms
halt, stop, dead stop, stand, gridlock
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