stop/freeze in one's tracks

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of stop/freeze in one's tracks

: to stop doing something suddenly or immediately
  • He stopped/froze in his tracks, turned, and came back.

Word by Word Definitions

stop play
  1. : to close by filling or obstructing

  2. : to hinder or prevent the passage of

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

  1. : cessation, end

  2. : a pause or breaking off in speech

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

  1. : serving to stop : designed to stop

freeze play
  1. : to become congealed into ice by cold

  2. : to solidify as a result of abstraction of heat

  3. : to withstand freezing

  1. : an act or instance of freezing

  2. : the state of being frozen

  3. : a state of weather marked by low temperature especially when below the freezing point

track play tracks
  1. : a footprint whether recent or fossil

  2. : detectable evidence (such as the wake of a ship, a line of footprints, or a wheel rut) that something has passed

  3. : a path made by or as if by repeated footfalls : trail

  1. : to follow the tracks or traces of : trail

  2. : to search for by following evidence until found

  3. : to follow by vestiges : trace


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