Halt

usgb/hɔːlt/Volume
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Implied UrgencyPlay
When used as a verb, 'halt' suggests an immediate or urgent stop to action. SlideThe manager halted the meeting to address the urgent issue.
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Authority and CommandPlay
'Halt' often implies that the action is being stopped by someone in charge or by an authority. SlideThe commanding officer halted the troops.