call a halt


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call a halt (to something)

to stop something When the rain got very heavy, the referees called a halt to the game.
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call a halt

Order something stopped, as in It was getting too dark to see the ball, so the referee called a halt to the match, or They'd played the march four times, so the conductor called a halt to the rehearsal. [Late 1800s]
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