stop/freeze in one's tracks

Definition of stop/freeze in one's tracks

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

freezeplay
  1. :  to become congealed into ice by cold

    :  to solidify as a result of abstraction of heat

    :  to withstand freezing

  1. :  an act or instance of freezing

    :  the state of being frozen

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

trackplay tracks
  1. :  a footprint whether recent or fossil

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

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

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

    :  to search for by following evidence until found

    :  to follow by vestiges :  trace


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