stand|still

stand|still
stand|still «STAND STIHL», noun, adjective.
–n.
1. a complete stop; halt; pause: »

All activity about the place had come to a standstill at noontime.

SYNONYM(S): cessation, deadlock.
2. a state of being unable to proceed, owing to exhaustion: »

[Robert E.] Lee could not extricate himself and his supply trains without fighting Meade's army to a standstill (Sir Winston Churchill).

–adj.
1. that is at a standstill: »

The old standstill Mexico of mañana and the travel posters is scrambling toward prosperity (Time).

2. of the nature of a standstill.
3. causing a standstill: »

The standstill strike forced industry to negotiate a work contract.


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