standstill

  • 1 Standstill — Datos generales Origen Barcelona, España …

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  • 2 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] ► …

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

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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  • 5 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

  • 6 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 …

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  • 7 standstill — ► NOUN ▪ a situation or condition without movement or activity …

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

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  • 9 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.)… …

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  • 10 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

  • 11 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… …

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  • 12 standstill — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, dead, total ▪ near, virtual VERB + STANDSTILL ▪ come to, grind to …

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  • 13 standstill — stand|still [ˈstændˌstıl] n [singular] a situation in which there is no movement or activity at all come to a standstill/bring sth to a standstill ▪ Strikers brought production to a standstill. at a standstill ▪ Traffic was at a standstill …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 standstill — noun (singular) a situation in which there is no movement or activity at all: come to a standstill/bring sth to a standstill: Strikers brought production to a standstill. | at a standstill: Traffic was at a standstill on the freeway …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 standstill — [[t]stæ̱ndstɪl[/t]] N SING: a N, usu to/at N If movement or activity comes to or is brought to a standstill, it stops completely. Abruptly the group ahead of us came to a standstill... Production is more or less at a standstill. Syn: halt …

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  • 16 standstill — noun Date: 1702 a state characterized by absence of motion or of progress ; stop < brought traffic to a standstill > …

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  • 17 standstill — /stand stil /, n. a state of cessation of movement or action; halt; stop: The ball rolled to a standstill. [1695 1705; n. use of v. phrase stand still] * * * …

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  • 18 standstill — noun complete immobility; halt The wreck brought traffic to a standstill for hours. Syn: deadlock, grind, halt, idle, impasse …

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  • 19 standstill — Cessation of activity. atrial s. cessation of atrial contractions, marked by absence of atrial waves in the electrocardiogram. SYN: auricular s.. auricular s. SYN: atrial s.. cardiac s. SYN …

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  • 20 standstill —    an attempt by government to restrict pay increases    Another, but equally ineffective, version of freeze1 and pause2 in the days when British politicians still revered King Canute:     Thus, in the House of Commons on 6 November, 1972, when… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms