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English adjective: halt

1. halt disabled in the feet or legs

SamplesA crippled soldier.
A game leg.

Synonymscrippled, game, gimpy, halting, lame



English noun: halt

1. halt (state) the state of inactivity following an interruption

SamplesThe negotiations were in arrest.
Held them in check.
During the halt he got some lunch.
The momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow.
He spent the entire stop in his seat.

Synonymsarrest, check, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage

Broader (hypernym)inaction, inactiveness, inactivity

Narrower (hyponym)countercheck, logjam

2. halt (event) the event of something ending

SamplesIt came to a stop at the bottom of the hill.


Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, finish

Narrower (hyponym)cessation, stand, standstill, surcease, tie-up

3. halt (act) an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement

SamplesA halt in the arms race.
A nuclear freeze.


Broader (hypernym)pause

English verb: halt

1. halt (motion) cause to stop

SamplesHalt the engines.
Arrest the progress.
Halt the presses.

ExamplesThey halt the animals

Synonymsarrest, hold

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)stop

2. halt (motion) come to a halt, stop moving

SamplesThe car stopped.
She stopped in front of a store window.

ExamplesThey halt the animals, These cars won't halt


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Narrower (hyponym)brake, check, check, check, conk, draw up, go off, haul up, pull up, pull up short, rein, rein in, settle, stall, stall

Antonymsget going, start, go

3. halt (social) stop from happening or developing

SamplesBlock his election.
Halt the process.

Synonymsblock, kibosh, stop

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

Narrower (hyponym)embargo, stay

4. halt (change) stop the flow of a liquid

SamplesStaunch the blood flow.
Stem the tide.

Synonymsstanch, staunch, stem

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)check

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