Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb halt

4 senses of halt

Sense 1
halt, hold, arrest -- (cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses")
       => stop -- (cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief")

Sense 2
stop, halt -- (come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window")

Sense 3
stop, halt, block, kibosh -- (stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process")
       => prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid -- (keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project")

Sense 4
stem, stanch, staunch, halt -- (stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide")
       => check -- (arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve")

Antonyms of adj halting

2 senses of halting

Sense 1
crippled, halt, halting, lame, gimpy, game -- (disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg")

INDIRECT (VIA unfit) -> fit -- (physically and mentally sound or healthy; "felt relaxed and fit after their holiday"; "keeps fit with diet and exercise")

Sense 2
halting -- (fragmentary or halting from emotional strain; "uttered a few halting words of sorrow")

INDIRECT (VIA broken) -> unbroken -- (marked by continuous or uninterrupted extension in space or time or sequence; "cars in an unbroken procession"; "the unbroken quiet of the afternoon")

Similarity of adj halting

2 senses of halting

Sense 1
crippled, halt, halting, lame, gimpy, game -- (disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg")
       => unfit (vs. fit) -- (not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service")

Sense 2
halting -- (fragmentary or halting from emotional strain; "uttered a few halting words of sorrow")
       => broken (vs. unbroken) -- (not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly; "broken lines of defense"; "a broken cable transmission"; "broken sleep"; "tear off the stub above the broken line"; "a broken note"; "broken sobs")

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