Synonyms for standstill

Grammar : Noun
Spell : stand-stil
Phonetic Transcription : ˈstændˌstɪl

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Définition of standstill

Origin :
  • "state of cessation of movement," 1702, from stand (v.) + still (adv.). Earlier the notion would have been expressed simply by stand.
  • noun stop
Example sentences :
  • And I think he's going to whipsaw the market to a standstill this time, for sure.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I've seen some fresh kids playin' the horses, but he had 'em all beat to a standstill.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • But we had an accident, now, and it fetched all the plans to a standstill.
  • Extract from : « Tom Sawyer Abroad » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Only then is the engine working on its bed-plate brought to a standstill.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • There was a train in front of us at a standstill, with a broken brake, and the line had to be cleared.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • As production and trade were nearly at a standstill, the misery was boundless.
  • Extract from : « Freeland » by Theodor Hertzka
  • Time and again I have seen men of the latter class walked to a standstill.
  • Extract from : « The Forest » by Stewart Edward White
  • Then he suddenly sat up and brought his horses to a standstill.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • The campaign had almost come to a standstill owing to typhus.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII) » by Various
  • The cab came to a standstill just before she reached it, and two women got out.
  • Extract from : « The Film of Fear » by Arnold Fredericks

Antonyms for standstill

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