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Definition of standstill noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    standstill

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈstændstɪl//
     
    [singular]
     
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  1. 1a situation in which all activity or movement has stopped synonym halt
  2. 2 The security alert brought the airport to a standstill. Traffic in the northbound lane is at a complete standstill.
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