abrupt, sudden

The bus came to an abrupt halt outside the school.

crashing, grinding, screeching, shuddering

The strike brought the capital city to a grinding halt.

The plan suddenly came to a screeching halt.

complete, dead
come to, draw to, grind to, lurch to, screech to, shudder to, skid to, slide to

The economy seems to be grinding to a halt.

The car skidded to a halt just inches from the river.

bring sth to, put

Production was brought to a temporary halt when power supplies failed.

enough jobs to put a halt to emigration


Scientists have decided to call a halt to the tests.

call for, demand

They have ordered a halt to local elections.

halt in

a halt in nuclear testing

halt to

The protesters are calling for a halt to the export of live animals.


The strike effectively halted production at the factory.

abruptly, immediately, suddenly

All these ideas for expansion were abruptly halted by the outbreak of war.

briefly, temporarily
attempt to, try to
threaten to
fail to

We are failing to halt the destruction of the rainforest.

halt in your tracks

A sudden shout made them halt in their tracks and look around.

halt sth in its tracks

The project has been halted in its tracks by this intervention.

Halt is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑footstep, ↑train
Halt is used with these nouns as the object: ↑advance, ↑bloodshed, ↑decline, ↑development, ↑execution, ↑expansion, ↑fighting, ↑flow, ↑import, ↑march, ↑movement, ↑practice, ↑proceedings, ↑production, ↑progress, ↑progression, ↑sale, ↑shipment, ↑slide, ↑spiral, ↑spread, ↑trend, ↑trial, ↑work

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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