stop (someone) dead

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stop (someone) dead

To make someone or something come to a complete halt immediately or very suddenly. Hearing the gunshot in the distance stopped us both dead. Boy, Samantha could stop you dead with her smile!
See also: dead, stop
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The low, cabin-forward design, muscular flared wheel arches and a "face" to stop you dead in Warranty: years/60,000 your tracks makes it one of the most noticeable vehicles around.
The low, cabin-forward design, muscular flared wheel arches and a "face" to stop you dead in your tracks makes it one of the most noticeable vehicles around.
With a voice that evokes the feel of Mahalia Jackson and the visceral tones of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Cold Specks' sparse arrangements and chain gang rhythms stop you dead in your tracks.
A PHOTOGRAPH of days gone by is sometimes enough to stop you dead in your tracks.
The system doesn't just stop you dead at any speed.
May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A new form of advertising, soon to hit the marketplace, will likely stop you dead in your tracks.
He said: 'We created a lot of chances but at 1-0 you are still susceptible and if you lose a goal it can stop you dead in your tracks.
Miss St Clair said: "There aren't many projects that come along which stop you dead in your tracks and make you want to go into production immediately.
But the parking lot plant that may stop you dead in your tracks is a clump of what looks like a 7- or 8-foot-tall yarrow.
He added: "They said to me you've got five minutes for your presentation, and if you go on any longer we will stop you dead.