call a halt to

Definition of call a halt to

:to stop (something) :to bring (something) to an end
  • The chairman called a halt to the discussion.

Word by Word Definitions

call play
  1. : to speak in a loud distinct voice so as to be heard at a distance : shout

  2. : to make a request or demand

  3. : to utter a characteristic note or cry

  1. : an act of calling with the voice : shout

  2. : an imitation of the cry of a bird or other animal made to attract it

  3. : an instrument used for calling

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

  1. : to walk or proceed lamely : limp

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

  3. : to display weakness or imperfection : falter

  1. : stop

  1. : to cease marching or journeying

  2. : discontinue, terminate

  3. : to bring to a stop


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