- The whispered conversation had halted momentarily upon his abrupt arrival, but began again.
- American companies will, in the next few years, come under intense political pressure to halt the loss of jobs to India and China.
- Thailand's Nation mass media group said Tuesday it has been pressured to halt radio and TV broadcasts of political news and commentaries.
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- While the inauguration of the mall was scheduled for 10.23 a.m., the crowd gathered an hour before bringing traffic movement to a halt.
- All activity drew to a halt when Mom baked her cheesecake.
- But that is apparently as close as it got before the anomalous signal brought the activities to a halt.
late 16th century: originally in the phrase make halt, from German haltmachen, from halten 'to hold'.
call a halt
- Demand or order a stop: he decided to call a halt to all further discussionMore example sentences
- He claimed that the probability is that in the course of a telephone conversation on the morning of 10 November Hitler instructed Goebbels to draw up an order calling a halt to the violence.
- After three hours of walking through the night, Bailey had called a halt and ordered a twenty minute rest.
- An order by its board of directors called a halt to operations at all production units, sections, services and departments.
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Old English healtian (verb), halt, healt (adjective), of Germanic origin.
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