stop dead

stop dead
verb
stop moving or become immobilized (Freq. 1)
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When he saw the police car he froze

Syn: ↑freeze
Hypernyms: ↑stand still
Hyponyms: ↑fixate, ↑settle on
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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to stop moving very unexpectedly
Thesaurus: to stop movingsynonym
Main entry: stop

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stop dead (or short)
suddenly cease moving, speaking, or acting

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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