stand still

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Verb1.stand still - remain in place; hold still; remain fixed or immobile; "Traffic stood still when the funeral procession passed by"
freeze, stop dead - stop moving or become immobilized; "When he saw the police car he froze"
get stuck, grind to a halt, mire, bog down - be unable to move further; "The car bogged down in the sand"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
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His legs felt suddenly weak, a cold shiver ran down his spine, and his heart seemed to stand still for a moment, then suddenly began throbbing as though it were set free.
Those that would stand still of their own will were milked in the middle of the yard, where many of such better behaved ones stood waiting now--all prime milchers, such as were seldom seen out of this valley, and not always within it; nourished by the succulent feed which the water-meads supplied at this prime season of the year.
There were major, prolonged stand stills in Egypt's large cities.