screeching/crashing halt

noun

Definition of screeching/crashing halt

: a sudden and complete end
  • The project came to a screeching/crashing halt.

Word by Word Definitions

screeching play
  1. : abrupt, sudden

crashing play
  1. : utter, absolute

  2. : superlative

halt play
  1. : to cease marching or journeying

  2. : discontinue, terminate

  3. : to bring to a stop

  1. : stop

  1. : to walk or proceed lamely : limp

  2. : to be in a state of uncertainty or doubt between alternate courses or choices : waver

  3. : to display weakness or imperfection : falter

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


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