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halt

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of halt

  1. 1 a point in a struggle where neither side is capable of winning or willing to give in negotiations are at a halt, with neither management nor the union budging on the issue of salary limits Synonyms of halt deadlock, gridlock, impasse, logjam, Mexican standoff, stalemate, standoff, standstillWords Related to halt dead end; bind, bottleneck, corner, dilemma, fix, hole, jam, morass, pickle, pinch, plight, predicament, quagmire, quandary, spot; difficulty; problem

  2. 2 the stopping of a process or activity gardening came to a halt during the week of solid rain Synonyms of halt arrest, arrestment, cease, cessation, check, close, closedown, closure, conclusion, cutoff, discontinuance, discontinuation, ending, expiration, finish, end, lapse, offset, shutdown, shutoff, stay, stop, stoppage, surcease, terminationWords Related to halt mop-up, phaseout; abeyance, break, interruption, layoff, letup, moratorium, pause, standstill, suspensionNear Antonyms of halt extension, persistence, prolongationAntonyms of halt continuance, continuation


halt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of halt

  1. 1 to bring (something) to a standstill traffic was halted by the parade Synonyms of 1halt arrest, bring up, catch, check, draw up, fetch up, hold up, pull up, stall, stay, still, stop Words Related to 1halt baffle, balk, block, blockade, bottleneck, clog, dam, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, obstruct, snag, stem; conclude, cut off, end, terminate; call, discontinue, suspend; choke off, rein (in), repress, squash, squelch, stanch (or staunch), stunt, suppress, turn back Near Antonyms of 1halt carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep (on), keep up, persist, run on; advance, fare, go along, march, move, proceed, progress, wend; actuate, budge, drive, goad, impel, propel, push, spur, stir

  2. 2 to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end the private eye abruptly halted his surveillance of the building upon being spotted by his subject Synonyms of 1halt break, break off, break up, can [slang], cease, cut off, cut out, desist (from), discontinue, drop, end, give over, halt, knock off, lay off, leave off, pack (up or in), quit, shut offWords Related to 1halt complete, conclude, finish; close (down); deactivate; block, blockade, dam, delay, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, kibosh, obstruct, stem; call, suspend; arrest, brake, check, clamp down, rein (in), squash, squelch, stamp, stanch (or staunch), stunt, suppress, turn back; pause, stay, suspend; abolish, abort, annul, demolish, destroy, dissolve, kill, ruin, scuttle, snuffNear Antonyms of 1halt carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep up, run on; advance, proceed, progress; actuate, drive, impel, propel, stir

  3. 3 to come to an end all filming halted when the star of the movie quit in a huff Synonyms of 1halt break off, break up, close, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, end, expire, finish, go, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)Words Related to 1halt desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind downNear Antonyms of 1halt draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms of 1halt continue, hang on, persist


halt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of halt

  1. 1 to walk while favoring one leg even with her twisted ankle, she managed to halt along and complete her Walk for Peace Synonyms of 2halt halt, hobbleWords Related to 2halt hitch; blunder, falter, flounder, lurch, shamble, shuffle, stagger, stumble, teeter, totter, waver, wobble (also wabble); dodderNear Antonyms of 2halt breeze, glide, sailAntonyms of 2halt stride

  2. 2 to show uncertainty about the right course of action she was often confused, halting between the responsibilities of her job and the demands of her home life Synonyms of 2halt balance, dither, falter, halt, hang back, scruple, shilly-shally, stagger, teeter, vacillate, waver, wobble (also wabble)Words Related to 2halt haw, hem; dally, dawdle, delay, linger, pause, procrastinate, wait; back down, chicken (out); consider, debate, deliberate, ponder, weigh; oscillate, sway; equivocate, hedge, pussyfoot, waffleNear Antonyms of 2halt decide; budge, stir; advance, continueAntonyms of 2halt dive (in), plunge (in)



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