screech to a halt/stop


: to make a loud and very high sound when stopping
The car screeched to a halt/stop.

Examples of screech to a halt/stop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The strike saw production on film and television shows screech to a halt and the 2023 Emmys moved to January 2024. Max Zahn, ABC News, 8 Nov. 2023 In one maddening sequence after another, people have conversations or experiences that screech to a halt before getting anywhere. Vulture, 12 Sep. 2023 But movie theater chain AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc is still millions in debt and the ongoing strike by Hollywood actors and writers has caused film production to screech to a halt. Eva Rothenberg, CNN, 27 Aug. 2023 And should a Republican win the presidency in 2024, the process would likely screech to a halt. Time, 3 Aug. 2023 Still, the ongoing Hollywood writers’ strike, and the likelihood of a similar actors’ strike, mean production could screech to a halt. Lauren Puckett-Pope, ELLE, 30 June 2023 But the good times permanently screech to a halt when armed DEA agents circle the house, sending Peggy and her family scrambling to toss or hide the piles of drugs and money stashed around the house. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 May 2023 Shipments of vital food, agriculture and energy products in and out of the Dallas-Fort Worth area could screech to a halt Friday morning with angry railroad employees threatening a strike that could upend the nation’s already fragile supply chain. Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2022 Those who don't screech to a halt in time are immediately gunned down. Lauren Puckett-Pope, ELLE, 30 Dec. 2021 See More

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“Screech to a halt/stop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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