Examples of standstill in a Sentence
The accident brought traffic to a standstill.
battled each other to a standstill
Recent Examples of standstill from the Web
But Trump’s push to make the farm bill more partisan could bring the legislative package to a standstill.
Protesters took to the streets and brought Armenia's capital to a standstill, after Parliament refused to elect their protest leader as the new prime minister.
The turmoil brought much of the city to a standstill, the Associated Press reports, as authorities closed schools and imposed a curfew in some areas.
Shortly after President Trump touched down at Los Angeles International Airport, traffic came to a standstill in several parts of the city.
Water and debris in lanes brought coastal U.S. 101 to a standstill, and traffic accidents on rain-slicked roadways across the region slowed the morning commute to a crawl.
Traffic was at a standstill in Kokomo and Marion as gawkers jammed the streets to take in the devastation — but many of the onlookers also brought donations of food, clothing and plenty of money.
On Thursday the opposition called a 24-hour national strike that saw businesses grind to a standstill in cities across Venezuela.
From Kayenta to Tucson, Arizona's history is peppered with walkouts and strikes that at times brought public transportation, construction projects and other operations to a standstill.
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Definition of standstill for English Language Learners
: a state in which all activity or motion is stopped
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