Noun(1) a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible(2) an interruption of normal activity
(1) That a relatively short-lived downpour can cause a city to come to a standstill is a tragedy.(2) This had led to mass panic and commercial activities had come to almost a standstill .(3) Mr Perham said traffic would come to a standstill as The Last Post was played in memory of the diggers.(4) If the world ever went online, the Internet would be overwhelmed and come to a standstill .(5) the traffic came to a standstill(6) A crash in Newport Street brought parts of Old Town to a standstill yesterday lunchtime.(7) For the economy not to slow to a near standstill next year will require further cuts in interest rates by the MPC.(8) The Great London Smog blanketed the capital and brought it to a standstill in December 1952.(9) The relevance of football is a discussion for another day, but most of the country came to a standstill during the game.(10) the traffic came to a standstill(11) As he came to a standstill at a stop sign at Acacia Park, two armed men appeared and jumped into his vehicle.(12) On match day traffic will come to a standstill in a four-mile jam on the road as supporters travel to Old Trafford.(13) For three days traffic was banned from the streets, airports closed and business was forced to a standstill .(14) He said there was pushing and shoving like a wheel slide as the train came to a standstill , and the brakes kicked into action.(15) It is a fact to say that fuel is the engine of the economy and any slight jerk in its supply puts everything at a standstill .(16) That apart, all flying and ground activities in the airfield have come to a standstill .
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