Definition of standstill in English:


Line breaks: stand|still
Pronunciation: /ˈstan(d)stɪl


[in singular]
  • A situation or condition in which there is no movement or activity at all: the traffic came to a standstill
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    • 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.
    halt, stop, dead stop, stand

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