come to a halt


: to no longer move or happen
The bus slowly comes to a halt.
The project suddenly came to a halt when its funding was withdrawn.

Examples of come to a halt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But a series of talks between the two in Iraq have come to a halt, with Tehran reportedly accusing the kingdom of inciting protests in Iran. Omar Akour, ajc, 20 Dec. 2022 That would replace the existing stopgap, which expires at the end of this Friday, Dec. 16, a deadline by which Congress must act or critical government operations are set to come to a halt. Tony Romm, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Dec. 2022 North Korea's rapid weapons tests come at a watershed moment for the isolated dictatorship, as diplomatic talks with Western nations have largely come to a halt. Justin Klawans, The Week, 5 Oct. 2022 If production does come to a halt due to a writers’ strike, here’s where audiences may see an impact. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 1 May 2023 That assertion hasn’t been proven beyond two years yet, but the hope that the disease will decelerate further, and possibly even come to a halt, is motivating some patients and their doctors. Ryan Cross,, 29 Mar. 2023 Life doesn’t come to a halt when the rain falls, and nobody wants to walk around in soggy socks, so quality rain boots for kids are a wardrobe staple. Brigitt Earley, Glamour, 10 Mar. 2023 Cara O'Neill, who is a pediatrician, emphasized that without the funding, the research will come to a halt. Cathy Kozlowicz, Journal Sentinel, 9 Dec. 2022 In Pittsburgh, three-quarters of steel plants had come to a halt and the companies rushed to surround their mills with rifle-carrying guards and to press sheriffs’ departments to swear in thousands of new deputies. Adam Hochschild, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2022 See More

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“Come to a halt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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