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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


Similarunfit


Antonymsfit


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.


Synonymsstop


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.


Synonymsfreeze


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


Synonymsstop


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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