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bring someone or something to a halt

to cause someone or something to stop immediately. The explosion brought the lecture to a halt. I brought the visitor to a halt at the front gate.
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call a halt to something

to demand that something be stopped. We must call a halt to this childish behavior. The manager called a halt to all overtime.
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come to a halt

to stop; to slow down and stop. Slowly, the train came to a halt. After the bus came to a halt, more people got on.
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grind to a halt

Fig. to slow down and stop. Every day about noon, traffic in town grinds to a halt. The bus ground to a halt at the corner and someone got off.
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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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grind to a halt

to slowly come to a stop Traffic on the interstate almost ground to a halt today because it was so foggy. The strike has caused production of new cars to grind to a halt.
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grind to a halt/standstill

if an organization, system, or process grinds to a halt, it stops working, usually because of a problem If the computer network crashed, the whole office would grind to a halt.
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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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come to a halt

Also, come to a standstill. Stop, either permanently or temporarily. For example, The sergeant ordered the men to come to a halt, or With the strike, construction came to a standstill. Both terms employ come to in the sense of "arrive at" or "reach," a usage dating from the 10th century. Also see come to, def. 2.
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grind to a halt

Also, come to a grinding halt. Gradually come to a standstill or end. For example, Once the funding stopped, the refurbishing project ground to a halt, or She's come to a grinding halt with that book she's writing. This expression alludes to a clogged engine that gradually stops or a ship that runs aground.
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Jochen Beier performed a practical demonstration of the HALT method at the local SGS HALT facility.
If Iran's oil exports to Europe, which is about 18 percent (of Iran's total oil exports) come to a halt, the Europeans will surely be taken by surprise, and will understand the power of Iran and will realize that the Islamic establishment will not succumb to the Europeans' policies," he said.
HALT and HASS employ both thermal and vibration analysis together so the product can be exercised in controlled environments that it would not see regularly in normal life.
COST had tried unsuccessfully last week to get the Superior Court to halt the project again.
The first thing that should be done is to halt the project and opening of the gates is the biggest issue.
Gregg Hobbs, HALT and HASS technology were tested at StorageTek in the late '80s.
Growth in service-producing jobs has come to a halt, but goods producing jobs continue to dwindle.
In addition to those at Halt who worked hard to design this standard-of-care changing technology, Halt Medical thanks CullDez Product Development (Livermore, CA), Aim Design (Brentwood, CA), Dean Miller Associates (Menlo Park, CA), Bruxton Corporation (Seattle, WA), and Know-How Consulting (Honolulu, HI).
According to Bloomberg, the central bank of Brazil may halt rate increases soon.
And that they didn't realize or couldn't find out that the court-ordered halt to busway construction ended a week ago is beyond comprehension.
The decision to halt the collection of glass in Amarillo follows a trend in much of the country.
The density of matter may simply be too low for gravity to halt the expansion that began with the birth of the universe--the Big Bang--some 15 billion years ago.
A key advantage of HALT and HASS is the ability to perform rapid thermal ramps which cannot be achieved by the refrigeration system used in typical environmental stress screening equipment.
7 million, $20 million together with its affiliates, in the debt and equity of portfolio company Halt Medical, Inc.
Residents opposing the busway won the California Court of Appeal order late Monday to temporarily halt busway construction.