a crashing halt

Definition of a crashing halt

chiefly US

  1. :  a complete and sudden end When news of the scandal broke, her career came to a crashing halt. Construction of the tunnel was brought to a crashing halt when the funds ran out.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  utter, absolute

    :  superlative

  1. :  having a manner of walking that is impaired by a limp :  lame

  1. :  to walk or proceed lamely :  limp

    :  to be in a state of uncertainty or doubt between alternate courses or choices :  waver

    :  to display weakness or imperfection :  falter

  1. :  stop

  1. :  to cease marching or journeying

    :  discontinue, terminate

    :  to bring to a stop

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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