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Definition of standstill noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

standstill

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈstændstɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstændstɪl//
 
[singular]
 
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a situation in which all activity or movement has stopped synonym halt The security alert brought the airport to a standstill. Traffic in the northbound lane is at a complete standstill.Extra examples The roadworks brought the traffic to a standstill. The train came to a complete standstill. The security alert brought the airport to a standstill. Traffic in the northbound lane is at a complete standstill.
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