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halt



Pronunciation: (hôlt), [key]
v.i.
to stop; cease moving, operating, etc., either permanently or temporarily: They halted for lunch and strolled about.

v.t.
to cause to stop temporarily or permanently; bring to a stop: They halted operations during contract negotiations.

n.
a temporary or permanent stop.

interj.
(used as a command to stop and stand motionless, as to marching troops or to a fleeing suspect.)

halt



Pronunciation: (hôlt), [key]
v.i.
1. to falter, as in speech, reasoning, etc.; be hesitant; stumble.
2. to be in doubt; waver between alternatives; vacillate.
3. Archaic.to be lame; walk lamely; limp.

adj.
Archaic.lame; limping.

n.
1. Archaic.lameness; a limp.
2. (used with a pl. v.) lame people, esp. severely lamed ones (usually prec. by the): the halt and the blind.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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