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halt

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of halt

  1. 1 a point in a struggle where neither side is capable of winning or willing to give in <negotiations are at a halt, with neither management nor the union budging on the issue of salary limits> Synonyms deadlock, gridlock, impasse, logjam, Mexican standoff, stalemate, standoff, standstillRelated Words dead end; bind, bottleneck, corner, dilemma, fix, hole, jam, morass, pickle, pinch, plight, predicament, quagmire, quandary, spot; difficulty; problem

  2. 2 the stopping of a process or activity <gardening came to a halt during the week of solid rain> Synonyms arrest, arrestment, cease, cessation, check, close, closedown, closure, conclusion, cutoff, discontinuance, discontinuation, ending, expiration, finish, end, lapse, offset, shutdown, shutoff, stay, stop, stoppage, surcease, terminationRelated Words mop-up, phaseout; abeyance, break, interruption, layoff, letup, moratorium, pause, standstill, suspensionNear Antonyms extension, persistence, prolongationAntonyms continuance, continuation




halt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of halt

  1. 1 to bring (something) to a standstill <traffic was halted by the parade> Synonyms arrest, bring up, catch, check, draw up, fetch up, hold up, pull up, stall, stay, still, stop Related Words baffle, balk, block, blockade, bottleneck, clog, dam, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, obstruct, snag, stem; conclude, cut off, end, terminate; call, discontinue, suspend; choke off, rein (in), repress, squash, squelch, stanch (or staunch), stunt, suppress, turn back Near Antonyms carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep (on), keep up, persist, run on; advance, fare, go along, march, move, proceed, progress, wend; actuate, budge, drive, goad, impel, propel, push, spur, stir

  2. 2 to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end <the private eye abruptly halted his surveillance of the building upon being spotted by his subject> Synonyms break, break off, break up, can [slang], cease, cut off, cut out, desist (from), discontinue, drop, end, give over, halt, knock off, lay off, leave off, pack (up or in), quit, shut offRelated Words complete, conclude, finish; close (down); deactivate; block, blockade, dam, delay, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, kibosh, obstruct, stem; call, suspend; arrest, brake, check, clamp down, rein (in), squash, squelch, stamp, stanch (or staunch), stunt, suppress, turn back; pause, stay, suspend; abolish, abort, annul, demolish, destroy, dissolve, kill, ruin, scuttle, snuffNear Antonyms carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep up, run on; advance, proceed, progress; actuate, drive, impel, propel, stir

  3. 3 to come to an end <all filming halted when the star of the movie quit in a huff> Synonyms break off, break up, close, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, end, expire, finish, go, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)Related Words desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind downNear Antonyms draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms continue, hang on, persist




halt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of halt

  1. 1 to walk while favoring one leg <even with her twisted ankle, she managed to halt along and complete her Walk for Peace> Synonyms halt, hobbleRelated Words hitch; blunder, falter, flounder, lurch, shamble, shuffle, stagger, stumble, teeter, totter, waver, wobble (also wabble); dodderNear Antonyms breeze, glide, sailAntonyms stride

  2. 2 to show uncertainty about the right course of action <she was often confused, halting between the responsibilities of her job and the demands of her home life> Synonyms balance, dither, falter, halt, hang back, scruple, shilly-shally, stagger, teeter, vacillate, waver, wobble (also wabble)Related Words haw, hem; dally, dawdle, delay, linger, pause, procrastinate, wait; back down, chicken (out); consider, debate, deliberate, ponder, weigh; oscillate, sway; equivocate, hedge, pussyfoot, waffleNear Antonyms decide; budge, stir; advance, continueAntonyms dive (in), plunge (in)




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