Definition of heart-stopping in English:

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Full of suspense or excitement; thrilling: a five-minute burst of heart-stopping action
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  • For those who have not yet felt that heart-stopping thrill of the first sustained pull of a strong wild salmon - believe me it is simply superb.
  • A couple of days ago, I experienced a real heart-stopping moment.
  • There are many moments of heart-stopping beauty in this staged narrative of an Iraqi family the Australian government almost destroyed.



Example sentences
  • Tale is ingenuously layered, infused with creepiness and spiked with a couple of real heart-stoppers.
  • The gold may steal brochure headlines, but the kitchen is the real heart - and heart-stopper - of the Golden Temple.
  • The Adriatic coast is hipper than ever, but still, the £4m price tag is a heart-stopper.


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  • This unhappy situation unfolds in parallel to West Germany doing heart-stoppingly badly in the competition's early stages; then Matthias's dad softens and even takes his boy on a road trip to Switzerland.
  • English cities and towns can be heart-stoppingly beautiful, when viewed from a favourable angle - Cambridge springs to mind - but there are very few of them that can rival the splendour of Edinburgh.
  • Five hours is a long drive no matter how heart-stoppingly beautiful the scenery and we are pathetically grateful when the wind blows us into the womb-like warmth of the restaurant vestibule.
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