bring (something) to a stop

idiom

1
: to bring (something) to a state in which it is no longer moving
He slowly brought the car to a stop.
2
: to bring (something) to a state in which no further activity happens
Production was brought to a stop by the strike.

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“Bring (something) to a stop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bring%20%28something%29%20to%20a%20stop. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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