Synonyms of halt


1. arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage, inaction, inactivity, inactiveness

usage: the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the 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"

2. stop, halt, ending, conclusion, finish

usage: the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"

3. freeze, halt, pause

usage: an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze"


1. halt, hold, arrest, stop

usage: cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"

2. stop, halt

usage: come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"

3. stop, halt, block, kibosh, prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid

usage: stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"

4. stem, stanch, staunch, halt, check

usage: stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide"


1. crippled, halt, halting, lame, gimpy, game, unfit (vs. fit)

usage: disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"

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