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stand·still

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

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

(ˈstændˌstɪl)

n.
a state of cessation of movement or action; halt; stop.
[1695–1705]
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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"
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standstill

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

noun
The condition of being stopped:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

standstill

(ˈstӕndstil) : be at, come to, reach a standstill
to remain without moving; to stop, halt etc. The traffic was at a standstill.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

stand·still

n. paro, cese de actividad.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
In August, the crescent moon will rise and linger between the commanding pillars, a spectacular "lunar standstill" that continues once a month through November.
Arare "lunar standstill" was seen at the prehistoric stones of Callanish on Lewis.
Although we have no traditional name for the occasional stretches of many months when the Moon repeatedly attains the inner and outer limits of its monthly excursion, studies of astronomical alignments in prehistoric monuments in Europe led Alexander Thom to coin the term lunar standstill in 1971.