NAmE//hɔlt//[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they halt
he / she / it halts
past simple halted
-ing form halting
to suddenly make someone stop by frightening or surprising them; to suddenly stop because something has frightened or surprised you The question stopped Anna in her tracks.
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