Definition of grind to a halt
- The machinery slowly ground to a halt.
- Without more money, work on the project will soon grind to a halt.
: to reduce to powder or small fragments by friction (as in a mill or with the teeth)
: to wear down, polish, or sharpen by friction
: oppress, harass
: an act of grinding
: the sound of grinding
: dreary, monotonous, or difficult labor, study, or routine
: to cease marching or journeying
: discontinue, terminate
: to bring to a stop
: 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
: having a manner of walking that is impaired by a limp : lame
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