halt

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. stop, check, arrest, pause, cease. —n. stop, interruption, immobility. See end. —adj., archaic, crippled, disabled. See impotence, disease, stammering.Ant., continue, proceed.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. stop, cessation, standstill; see end 2 , pause 1 , 2 .
call a halt to,
Syn. suspend, check, stop; see halt v. 2 .
v.
1. [To cease]
Syn. stand still, pause, rest; see stop 1 .
2. [To cause to cease]
Syn. pull up, check, terminate, suspend, put an end to, interrupt, intermit, break into, punctuate, block, cut short, bar someone's way, cut into, adjourn, hold off, cease fire, keep at arm's length, hold at bay, stop an advance, cause to halt, stem, balk, deter, stay, bring to a stand, bring to a standstill, stall, bring to an end, curb, stop, restrict, arrest, hold in check, foil, defeat, thwart, hamper, frustrate, suppress, clog, abate, intercept, extinguish, blockade, obstruct, repress, inhibit, hinder, barricade, impede, undermine, constrain, preclude, overthrow, vanquish, disconcert, override, dam, forbid the banns, upset, stand in the way of, baffle, discountenance, confound, debar, contravene, overturn, reduce, counteract, worst, quell, outwit, prohibit, rout, outdo, put down, quash, subdue, discomfit, finish, forbid, oppose, crush, disallow, spike one's guns*, scotch*, choke off*, nip in the bud*, lay by the heels*, shut down on*, break up*, freeze*, put on the brakes*, hang fire*, ring down on*, hold on*, steal one's thunder*, throw a wet blanket on*, throw a monkey wrench in the works*, throw a spanner in the works* (British), clip one's wings*, tie one's hands*, faze*, dash the cup from one's lips*, cut the ground from under one*, scotch the wheel*, take the wind out of one's sails*, squelch*; see also end 1 , prevent , restrain 1 .
Ant. begin*, start, instigate.
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
stop, end, close, termination, pause, freeze, stay, recess, standstill, break, discontinuance.
II
v.
stop, end, close, terminate, pause, freeze, stay, recess, stand still, take a break, discontinue, cease and desist, suspend.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation: arrest, belay, cease, check, discontinue, stall1, stay1, stop, surcease. Idioms: bring to a standstill, call a halt to, put a stop to. See continue. 2. To come to a cessation: arrest, belay, cease, check, discontinue, leave off, quit, stall1, stop, surcease. Idiom: come to a halt (or standstill or stop). See CONTINUE.
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act of stopping: cessation, check, cutoff, discontinuance, discontinuation, stay1, stop, stoppage, surcease. See CONTINUE. 2. The condition of being stopped: cessation, discontinuance, discontinuation, standstill, stop, stoppage, surcease. See CONTINUE.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To be irresolute in acting or doing: dither, falter, hesitate, pause, shilly-shally, stagger, vacillate, waver, wobble. See DECIDE. 2. To walk ma lame way: hitch, hobble, limp. See MOVE.

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