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!
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stop dead

To immediately or suddenly come to a complete halt. I don't know what happened. The engine was running fine a second ago, but then it just stopped dead! Both of us stopped dead when we heard the gunshot in the distance.
See also: dead, stop
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Yes, she's finally waking up to the opportunities of the modern world, but will the truth - if this 'odd couple' can ever find it - stop her dead in her tracks?
GLADIATOR Rio has revealed the secret terrors which stop her dead in her tracks.