grind to a halt

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Definition of grind to a halt

of a machine
: to stop working or moving forward The machinery slowly ground to a halt. often used figurativelyWithout more money, work on the project will soon grind to a halt.

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“Grind to a halt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grind%20to%20a%20halt. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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