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halt

noun abandonment, abeyance, armistice, arrest, block, break, breathing spell, cessation, check, close, closing, deadlock, delay, desistance, detention, deterrent, discontinuation, end, ending, estoppage, estoppel, hesitation, impasse, impediment, inactivity, intermissio, intermission, interruption, lapse, lull, obstruction, pause, prevention, prohibition, recess, remission, respite, rest, shutdown, stalemate, standstill, stay, stop, stopover, stoppage, suspension, termination, time out, truce, wait
Associated concepts: freeze, injunction, restraining order

halt

verb adjourn, arrest, balk, bar, bar someone's way, barricade, block, blockade, break, break off, bring to a standdtill, call a halt, cease, check, come to a stop, consistere, counteract, curb, cut short, dam, deadlock, debar, defeat, deter, disallow, discontinue, end, estop, foil, forbid, hamper, hinder, hold, impede, inhibit, interrupt, make inactive, obstruct, pause, preclude, prevent, prohibit, put an end to, quell, quit, remain, rest, restrain, restrict, stand, stand still, stay, stem, stop, stop an advance, stop short, subdue, subsistere, suspend, terminate, thwart, wait
Associated concepts: abandon a crime, discontinue an accion, injunction, stop and frisk laws
See also: abandon, abeyance, balk, ban, bar, block, cease, cessation, check, close, cloture, complete, conclude, condemn, constrict, curtail, debar, defeat, delay, desist, desuetude, detain, deterrence, discontinue, dissolve, embargo, end, estop, finality, finish, forestall, hiatus, hinder, hold up, impasse, inhibit, interdict, interruption, interval, keep, layoff, lull, moratorium, obstruct, pause, pendency, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, quit, recess, refrain, relax, remission, remit, respite, rest, restrain, shut, stall, stay, stem, stop, suspend, terminate, termination, toll
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The alarm was given; they all came to a halt, and held a council of war.
There's Jihoue-la-Mkoa, where we must halt for a few minutes.
Ferguson waited for Joe with a certain feeling of impatience, for even a short halt in this inhospitable region always inspires a degree of fear.
Still we did not halt, though by this time we should have been glad enough to do so, for we knew that when once the sun was fully up it would be almost impossible for us to travel.
During the occasional halts for rest, and at the longer halt at noon, they approached no closer.
It therefore, in the first place, cheered Van Systens and his nosegay, then the corporation, then followed a cheer for the people; and, at last, and for once with great justice, there was one for the excellent music with which the gentlemen of the town councils generously treated the assemblage at every halt.
Since three hours were consumed by making camp at night and cooking beans, by getting breakfast in the morning and breaking camp, and by thawing beans at the midday halt, nine hours were left for sleep and recuperation, and neither men nor dogs wasted many minutes of those nine hours.
A SLANDER travelling rapidly through the land upon its joyous mission was accosted by a Retraction and commanded to halt and be killed.
The major commanded a halt by merely halting, and, evidently himself a bit "skeered," rode on alone to reconnoiter.
He will be forced to halt for fuel and for food, and the launch must follow the windings of the river; we can take short cuts while they are traversing the detour.
For the present let it suffice for us to know that he accepted the "Development Hypothesis" as an explanation of the origin of species: but he did not halt where most naturalists have halted.
The whole band advanced in a body towards the thicket, until they came to a halt, within a few yards of the precise spot, where Esther had stimulated her sluggish sons to break into the cover.