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halts

verb (1)
present tense third-person singular of halt

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(Entry 1 of 3)

3 to come to an end
  • all filming halted when the star of the movie quit in a huff

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halts

verb (2)
present tense third-person singular of halt

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1 to walk while favoring one leg
  • even with her twisted ankle, she managed to halt along and complete her Walk for Peace

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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

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halts

noun
plural of halt

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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

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2 the stopping of a process or activity
  • gardening came to a halt during the week of solid rain

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“Halts.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/halts. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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