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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 ?
They argued and tried to keep him out, but he wouldn't listen, and the whole show come to a standstill.
By this time the whole church was red-faced and suffocating with suppressed laughter, and the sermon had come to a dead standstill.
And here a fresh alarm brought me to a standstill with a thumping heart.
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.
He had slept only a few moments when a brown carriage, drawn by a handsome pair of horses, bowled easily along, and was brought to a standstill nearly in front of David's resting-place.
I had stared at the unfamiliar grouping of its letters, blue on white ground, on the advertisement-boards, whenever the train came to a standstill alongside one of the shabby, wooden, wharf-like platforms of the dock railway-line.
But the strength of the donkey mind lies in adopting a course inversely as the arguments urged, which, well considered, requires as great a mental force as the direct sequence; and the present donkey proved the first-rate order of his intelligence by coming to a dead standstill just when the blows were thickest.
Something in this sort of style,' he replied, and at the same moment to my horror he slipped sideways off the rocks and, as I then thought, by good fortune merely, alighted among the spreading branches of a species of palm tree, that shooting its hardy roots along a ledge below, curved its trunk upwards into the air, and presented a thick mass of foliage about twenty feet below the spot where we had thus suddenly been brought to a standstill.