standstill

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complete immobility; halt

The wreck brought traffic to a standstill for hours.

A standing without moving forward or backward; a stop; a state or rest
If movement or activity comes to or is brought to a standstill, it stops completely. Abruptly the group ahead of us came to a standstill Production is more or less at a standstill. = halt. a situation in which there is no movement or activity at all come to a standstill/bring sth to a standstill
an interruption of normal activity
a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible; "reached an impasse on the negotiations"
{i} total cessation of movement, complete halt
standstill agreement
{i} agreement that everything should remain as is; agreement between a creditor country and a debtor country that requires extra time to repay its debt
A standstill
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