screech to a halt/stop

Definition of screech to a halt/stop

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

Word by Word Definitions

screechplay
  1. :  a high shrill piercing cry usually expressing pain or terror

    :  a sound resembling a screech

  1. :  to utter a high shrill piercing cry :  make an outcry usually in terror or pain

    :  to make a shrill high-pitched sound resembling a screech

    :  to move with such a sound

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

  1. :  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

  1. :  stop

  1. :  to cease marching or journeying

    :  discontinue, terminate

    :  to bring to a stop

stopplay
  1. :  to close by filling or obstructing

    :  to hinder or prevent the passage of

    :  to get in the way of :  be wounded or killed by

  1. :  cessation, end

    :  a pause or breaking off in speech

    :  a graduated set of organ pipes of similar design and tone quality

  1. :  serving to stop :  designed to stop


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