Synonyms for standstill
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : stand-stil|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˈstændˌstɪl|
Top 10 synonyms for standstill Other synonyms for the word standstill
Définition of standstillOrigin :
- "state of cessation of movement," 1702, from stand (v.) + still (adv.). Earlier the notion would have been expressed simply by stand.
- noun stop
- 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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