Synonyms of 'grind to a halt'
When a person or a vehicle halts or when something halts them, they stop moving in the direction they were going and stand still.
They halted at a short distance from the house.
an attempt to stall the negotiations
Thesaurus for grind to a halt from the Collins English Thesaurus
If a country's economy or something such as a process grinds to a halt , it gradually becomes slower or less active until it stops .