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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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There's Jihoue-la-Mkoa, where we must halt for a few minutes.
He talked only when he had to, and then his speech was like his walk to the table, filled with jerks and halts as he groped in his polyglot vocabulary for words, debating over words he knew were fit but which he feared he could not pronounce, rejecting other words he knew would not be understood or would be raw and harsh.
It was within an hour of dusk--none too much time to allow in which to pitch camp in the tropics, where night follows day suddenly--when a halt was called, as a turn of the river showed a little clearing on the edge of the forest-bound river.
Indeed, I thought that this halt would mark the termination of our walk; but I was mistaken, for, instead of returning to the Nautilus, Captain Nemo continued his bold excursion.
Whether it were a group of shrubs or an alleyway or a vista of water that we were passing, you would halt before me, and stand gazing at my face as though you were showing me possessions of your own.
It was to the west of these mountains, in the valley of the Seeds-ke-dee Agie, or Green River, that Captain Bonneville intended to make a halt for the purpose of giving repose to his people and his horses after their weary journeying; and of collecting information as to his future course.
There was that in the tone that made Mahbub halt and turn.
After this we travelled on without any further misadventure till about one o'clock, when we called a halt, and having drunk a little water, not much, for water was precious, and rested for half an hour, we started again.