Standstill
Standstill Stand"still` (-st[i^]l`), n. A standing without moving forward or backward; a stop; a state of rest. [1913 Webster]

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  • Standstill — Datos generales Origen Barcelona, España …   Wikipedia Español

  • standstill — stand‧still [ˈstændˌstɪl] noun [singular] a situation in which there is no movement or activity: • Strikes brought production to a standstill. • The negotiations are basically at a standstill. * * * standstill UK US /ˈstændstɪl/ noun [S] ► …   Financial and business terms

  • standstill — index cessation (interlude), check (bar), cloture, deadlock, desuetude, halt, hiatus …   Law dictionary

  • standstill — state of cessation of movement, 1702, from STAND (Cf. stand) (v.) + STILL (Cf. still) (adj.). Earlier the notion would have been expressed simply by stand …   Etymology dictionary

  • standstill — [n] stop arrest, cessation, check, checkmate, corner*, dead end*, deadlock, dead stop*, delay, gridlock, halt, hole, impasse, inaction, pause, stalemate, standoff, wait; concepts 119,832 Ant. advance, progress …   New thesaurus

  • standstill — ► NOUN ▪ a situation or condition without movement or activity …   English terms dictionary

  • standstill — [stand′stil΄] n. a stop, halt, or cessation …   English World dictionary

  • standstill — n. 1) to bring smt. to a standstill 2) to come to a standstill 3) a complete, total standstill 4) at a standstill (negotiations were at a complete standstill) 5) (misc.) to fight smb. to a standstill * * * [ stændˌstɪl] total standstill (misc.)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • standstill — stand|still [ stænd,stıl ] noun singular a situation in which something stops moving or happening: be at a standstill: The peace process is at a standstill. bring something to a standstill: This crisis is threatening to bring the country s… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • standstill — UK [ˈstæn(d)ˌstɪl] / US noun [singular] a situation in which something stops moving or happening be at a standstill: The peace process is at a standstill. bring something to a standstill: This crisis is threatening to bring the country s economy… …   English dictionary

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