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  • n  the state of inactivity following an interruption
    during the halt he got some lunch
  • n  the event of something ending
  • n  an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement
    a halt in the arms race
  • v  cause to stop
    halt the presses
  • v  come to a halt, stop moving
  • v  stop from happening or developing
  • v  stop the flow of a liquid
  • s  disabled in the feet or legs

  • Sydney grinds to a halt as the worst dust storm for 70 years blankets the city and turns the sky orange.
  • The Stock and Cotton Exchanges experienced a halt and recovery during the past week.
  • The nationwide program of vaccination against polio, so eagerly awaited for so many years, so recently greeted with clarion calls of hope, ground this week to a sickening halt.

  • President Bush in ABC Online
    Georgia is a sovereign nation and its territorial integrity must be respected,Mr Bush told reporters in Beijing where he is attending the Olympic Games. "We have urged an immediate halt to the violence and a standdown by all troops. We...
  • Jim Bunning in CNN
    It will not help struggling homeowners pay their mortgages. It will not bring a halt to the slide in home prices,Bunning said. "This massive bailout is not a solution. It's financial socialism and it's un-American."
  • Mahmoud Abbas in FOXNews
    I call on the Israeli government to halt its aggression so the necessary environment can be created to make negotiations succeed, for us and for them, to reach the shores of peace in 2008,Abbas said.

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