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Definition of halt:

  1. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Hold, contraction for holdeth.
  2. A stop in marching or walking, or in any action; arrest of progress.
  3. Halting or stopping in walking; lame.
  4. The act of limping; lameness.
  5. To cause to cease marching; to stop; as, the general halted his troops for refreshment.
  6. To have an irregular rhythm; to be defective.
  7. To hold one's self from proceeding; to hold up; to cease progress; to stop for a longer or shorter period; to come to a stop; to stand still.
  8. To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; to hesitate; to be uncertain.
  9. To walk lamely; to limp.

Synonyms:

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