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stand·still

 (stănd′stĭl′)
n.
Complete cessation of activity or progress: Work came to a standstill.

standstill

(ˈstændˌstɪl)
n
a complete cessation of movement; stop; halt: the car came to a standstill.

stand•still

(ˈstændˌstɪl)

n.
a state of cessation of movement or action; halt; stop.
[1695–1705]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.standstill - a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible; "reached an impasse on the negotiations"
situation - a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"
2.standstill - an interruption of normal activity
stop, halt - the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"

standstill

noun halt, stop, stand Production is more or less at a standstill.

standstill

noun
The condition of being stopped:
Translations
تَوَقُّف تام، جُمود
klidzastavit
i stå
kyrrstaîa
stovėjimas
apstāšanāsnekustīgumssastingums
durmasaygı duruşu
bế tắcdừng

standstill

[ˈstændstɪl] Nparada f
to be at a standstill [vehicle] → estar parado; [industry etc] → estar paralizado
negotiations are at a standstilllas negociaciones están paralizadas
to bring a car to a standstillparar un coche
to bring an industry to a standstillparalizar una industria
to bring traffic to a standstillparalizar el tráfico, parar totalmente el tráfico
to come to a standstill [person] → pararse, hacer un alto; [vehicle] → pararse; [industry etc] → estancarse

standstill

[ˈstændstɪl] n (= halt) → arrêt m
to be at a standstill [car, person, factory] → être à l'arrêt; [road, traffic] → être bloqué(e); [production, trade, negotiations] → être au point mort
The negotiations are at a standstill → Les négociations sont au point mort.
to come to a standstill [car, person] → s'immobiliser; [traffic, road] → être complètement bloqué(e)
The traffic had come to a standstill → La circulation était complètement bloquée.; [production, trade, factory] → s'arrêter
to bring sth to a standstill [+ traffic] → immobiliser qch; [+ airport] → bloquer qch; [+ factory] → paralyser qchstand-up standup [ˈstændʌp] adj
stand-up comedian → monologuiste mf
stand-up comedy → monologue m comique
[row, fight] → en règle

standstill

[ˈstændˌstɪl] n to bring a car to a standstillfermare una macchina
to be at a standstill (vehicle) → essere fermo/a (industry) → ristagnare, essere paralizzato/a
to come to a standstill (vehicle) → fermarsi (industry) → rimanere paralizzato/a (production) → arrestarsi (talks, negotiations) → giungere a un punto morto

standstill

(ˈstӕndstil) : be at, come to, reach a standstill
to remain without moving; to stop, halt etc. The traffic was at a standstill.

stand·still

n. paro, cese de actividad.
References in classic literature ?
Smoothly the huge engine came gliding into the station--a dumb, silent creature now, drawing slowly to a standstill as though exhausted after its great effort.
The car had come to a standstill before a white gate, in front of which was stationed a British soldier, with drawn bayonet.
Crossing the hall, about half an hour afterwards, I was brought to a sudden standstill by an outbreak of screams from the small drawing-room.
For it is the nature of a log or stone to remain motionless on level ground, and to move when on a slope; if four-cornered, to come to a standstill, but if round-shaped, to go rolling down.
The Russians retreated eighty miles- to beyond Moscow- and the French reached Moscow and there came to a standstill.
At last the passenger carriages rolled in, oscillating before coming to a standstill.
And here a fresh alarm brought me to a standstill with a thumping heart.
The young girl's attention had been attracted to him for the last few moments; she had repeatedly turned her head towards him with uneasiness; she had even once come to a standstill, and taking advantage of a ray of light which escaped from a half-open bakery to survey him intently, from head to foot, then, having cast this glance, Gringoire had seen her make that little pout which he had already noticed, after which she passed on.
Rouletabille had brought me to a standstill by a gesture.
Anybody could whip a lion to a standstill with an ordinary stick.
They came to a standstill only a few yards from where the waves were breaking.
They argued and tried to keep him out, but he wouldn't listen, and the whole show come to a standstill.