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standstill

[ stand-stil ]
/ ˈstændˌstɪl /
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noun
a state of cessation of movement or action; halt; stop: The ball rolled to a standstill.
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Origin of standstill

First recorded in 1695–1705; noun use of verb phrase stand still
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British Dictionary definitions for standstill

standstill
/ (ˈstændˌstɪl) /

noun
a complete cessation of movement; stop; haltthe car came to a standstill
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Medical definitions for standstill

standstill
[ stăndstĭl′ ]

n.
Complete cessation of activity or progress.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with standstill

standstill

see come to a halt (standstill).

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