Definition of 'standstill'
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The lorry had come to a complete standstill. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Both countries were at a standstill yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The accident happened when traffic had slowed to a virtual standstill after the first crash. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It wanted them to put in place standstill agreements while the negotiations were taking place. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Please keep your seat belt fastened until the plane has come to a complete standstill. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was like churned glue and it brought a number of horses to a virtual standstill. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is seeking a standstill agreement with its creditors. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Exploration of new areas is at a virtual standstill because of the low oil price. Times, Sunday Times (2016)People are beginning to find they have some time to spare and are busy organizing themselves to a complete standstill. ONE HUNDRED DAYS (2003)The place would be at a near standstill, as is the railway in comparative terms. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Rush hour traffic on the M25 was brought to a standstill yesterday by four horses. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In effect, standstill agreements can stop the clock. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This has brought the stadium's completion to a virtual standstill. Times, Sunday Times (2006)FURIOUS truckers brought roads to a standstill yesterday in protest over soaring fuel prices. The Sun (2008)He was told that Egypt was on the verge of entering a civil insurrection that would bring it to a complete standstill. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Traffic came to a virtual standstill for more than an hour, with police forced to direct motorists away from the area. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It had asked the banks to agree to standstill agreements while talks were held, but those agreements have not been put in place. Times, Sunday Times (2008)WALES came to a standstill yesterday for the biggest rugby match in the country's history. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It can sprint from standstill to 100mph and back to standstill in 9.2 seconds. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Snow brought parts of the country to a standstill yesterday amid warnings that a prolonged cold spell could cost the economy as much as 11 billion. Times, Sunday Times (2013)More than 60 schools closed in Gloucestershire as the county came to a standstill for the second time in two weeks. The Sun (2010)Portugal's credit rating was downgraded to junk status yesterday as a 24-hour general strike brought the country to a near standstill. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A third of the population spent that same August 31 sitting in their cars at a standstill on roads full of cones. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'standstill'
British English: standstill NOUN
If movement or activity comes to or is brought to a standstill, it stops completely.
Abruptly the group ahead of us came to a standstill.
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