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Synonyms for standstill

a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible

an interruption of normal activity

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At Willington he had found a signal against him which had brought him nearly to a standstill, and under the regulations he had passed through the station at ten miles an hour.
They came to a standstill before a tiny chateau, in front of which stretched what might once have been an ornamental garden, but which was now torn to pieces by gun carriages, convoy waggons, and every description of vehicle.
This phase of the strike spread up and down the entire Pacific coast, until all the ports were filled with idle ships, and sea transportation was at a standstill.
At the point where the footpath led into the road, he came to a standstill for the second time.
Hearing from her legal adviser that the inquiry after the missing money was for a moment at a standstill, Lady Lydiard made one of those bold suggestions with which she was accustomed to startle her friends in cases of emergency.
Beyond these tumuli habitations thickened, and the train came to a standstill in a tangle that was almost a town.
But on an unusually quiet corner Soapy came to a standstill.
Rouletabille had brought me to a standstill by a gesture.
Anybody could whip a lion to a standstill with an ordinary stick.
Even from the top of the hill where the car had come to a standstill, there was little to be seen.