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Dictionary definition for: Halt

1. (n) the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest" "held them in check" "during the halt he got some lunch" "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow" "he spent the entire stop in his seat"

2. (v) cause to stop; "Halt the engines" "Arrest the progress" "halt the presses"

3. (s) disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier" "a game leg"

4. (n) the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"

5. (v) come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped" "She stopped in front of a store window"

6. (n) an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; "a halt in the arms race" "a nuclear freeze"

7. (v) stop from happening or developing; "Block his election" "Halt the process"

8. (v) stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow" "them the tide"

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