a standstill

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a standstill

A period in which something is stopped or halted. The speeding police car, with its flashing lights and siren, brought all the other drivers to a standstill Our research came to a standstill after a sudden reduction in funding.
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stand still

A command for one to stop moving. Stand still so I can look at your cut. Stand still! Quit squirming!
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