stop dead in one's tracks

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idiom (1)

: to stop suddenly
He stopped dead in his tracks when he heard the shout.

stop (dead) in one's tracks

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idiom (2)

: to stop suddenly
I stopped (dead) in my tracks when I saw the bear.

Dictionary Entries Near stop dead in one's tracks

stop (dead) in one's tracks

stop dead in one's tracks

stop down

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“Stop dead in one's tracks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stop%20dead%20in%20one%27s%20tracks. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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