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haltnoun 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
haltverb 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