grind to a halt


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.grind to a halt - be unable to move furthergrind to a halt - be unable to move further; "The car bogged down in the sand"
stand still - remain in place; hold still; remain fixed or immobile; "Traffic stood still when the funeral procession passed by"
bog down, mire - cause to get stuck as if in a mire; "The mud mired our cart"
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It appears that the freeway system in Southern California, and Los Angeles in particular, will have to grind to a halt before action is taken to seriously address the congestion crisis.