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I thought this must be obvious to everyone else, as it seemed obvious to me; and that, if once it became apparent that we were on the edge, all the Great Powers would call a halt and recoil from the abyss.
Edward Grey

Meaning of "call a halt" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CALL A HALT

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CALL A HALT

call
call a spade a spade
call alarm
call box
call card
call centre
call down
call for margin
call forth
call girl
call in
call in question
call into being
call into play
call it a day
call it quits
call letters
call loan
call mark
call money

WORDS THAT END LIKE CALL A HALT

alt
Anhalt
asphalt
cobalt
dealt
Galt
Gestalt
halt
malt
pissasphalt
salt
Saxony-Anhalt
sea salt
shalt
springhalt
stringhalt
to come to a grinding halt
to come to a screeching halt
with a grain of salt
with a pinch of salt

Synonyms and antonyms of call a halt in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «call a halt» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CALL A HALT

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Translator English - Chinese

叫停
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hacer un alto
570 millions of speakers

English

call a halt
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ठहर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الدعوة ل وقف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

призвать прекратить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pôr termo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি হোল্ট কল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

faire halte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Panggil berhenti
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

rufen Sie einen Halt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

停止を命じる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정지 를 호출
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nelpon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gọi ngưng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிறுத்துங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थांब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Dur çağır
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

porre fine
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wołać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

закликати припинити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

apela un popas
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τερματίσει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

roep ´n einde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sätta stopp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ringe en stopper
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CALL A HALT»

The term «call a halt» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.419 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about call a halt

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2 QUOTES WITH «CALL A HALT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word call a halt.
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Edward Grey
I thought this must be obvious to everyone else, as it seemed obvious to me; and that, if once it became apparent that we were on the edge, all the Great Powers would call a halt and recoil from the abyss.
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John Sladek
See, I have no journalism in my background, so I wasn't practised at research or writing non-fiction, nor at handling the truth in a journalistic way. Journalists know when to call a halt and write something, but I kept on looking for answers.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CALL A HALT»

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Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping
A thought-provoking account of the pleasures and perils of the purchase-driven life, Not Buying It will get readers talking about their reliance on the act of buying and the possibility of getting off the merry-go-round.
Judith Levine, 2006
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English-Albanian Dictionary of Idioms
call a halt ndaloj, nderpres, i them ndal □ Let 's call a halt to the meeting and continue tomorrow. □ After we had walked eight miles, we decided to call a halt. □ He has been allowed to play fast and loose long enough. It's time someone ...
Ilo Stefanllari, 2000
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To the Point: A Dictionary of Concise Writing
Whatyou end up with is a cacophony that is hard to decipher and doesn't accomplish anything. call a halt to cease/close/complete/conclude/end/ finish/halt /settle/stop. • We asked them to call a halt to the violence and harassment. We asked ...
Robert Hartwell Fiske, 2014
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The Dictionary of Concise Writing: More Than 10,000 ...
call a halt to cease; close; complete; conclude; end; finish; halt; settle; stop. I We asked them to call a halt to the violence and harassment. We asked them to stop the violence and harassment. call an end to cease; close; complete; conclude; ...
Robert Hartwell Fiske, 2006
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A Dictionary of Cliches
call a halt, to . To cease; to desist: from ca. 1890. A weakening of the original, the correct, sense ('to decree or proclaim a halt'). 'They had been quarrelling a long time when somebody shouted, 'Hadn't we better call a halt and get some work ...
Eric Partridge, 2003
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Code of Federal Regulations, Title 13: Business Credit and ...
The Attorney General can ask the three-judge panel to call a halt to an investigation if she believes that it is justified. She has not done that. In fact, the Attorney General does not support this amendment. This amendment would say: Let's call a ...
U. S. Department of Commerce, Small Business Administration Staff, Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration Staff, 2002
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Chambers Universal Learners' Dictionary
'halting adj (formal) showing or having hesitation, uncertainty etc: He spoke in a halting voice; His voice was rather halting, 'haltingly adv. call a halt (to) (fig) to stop; to put an end (to): It\ time to call a halt to these stupid arguments ; I've had ...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms
see with half an eye see eye. halt call a halt (to something) to stop; to put an end to: I've had enough — let's call a halt; Let's call a halt to these stupid arguments. ham ham-fisted (infderog) clumsy: He can't tie a knot in that rope — he's too ...
Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz, 1993
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Chambers Idioms
see with half an eye see eye. halt call a halt (to something) to stop; to put an end to: I've had enough — let's call a halt; Let's call a halt to these stupid arguments. ham ham-fisted (inf derog) clumsy: He can't tie a knot in that rope — he's too ...
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Lift Every Voice: African American Oratory, 1787-1900
The League was initiated by T. Thomas Fortune, the editor of the New York Age. Born in slavery in 1856 in Florida and with little formal education, Fortune came to New York in 1879 and rose to become Time to Call a Halt 713 It Is Time to Call  ...
Philip Sheldon Foner, Robert J. Branham, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CALL A HALT»

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Shane Lowry feels Rory McIlroy's pain after injury lay-off
On the career front, Lowry also takes a balanced view, and wants to call a halt to speculation in relation to his prospects of winning a Major ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
2
Can Greece Rescue Itself?
But if Tsipras refuses to change, it will be time to call a halt. Sunday's vote was a cry of desperation as much as it was an act of provocation. «Bloomberg View, Jul 15»
3
Shane Lowry: It's time this silly majors talk ends
Shane Lowry reckons it's time to call a halt to those Major expectations on his shoulders. It was on his return home from the US Open a fortnight ... «Irish Mirror, Jul 15»
4
What big pension changes could Osborne make in his summer …
... due to this practice, and the more popular salary sacrifice gets the more likely Osborne is to worry about the burgeoning cost and call a halt. «This is Money, Jul 15»
5
ROAR TOUR REPORT #1 Stage Lee Rodgers
... with a phenomenal pile-up in the last third of the stage actually forcing the commissaires to call a halt to the race and seeing riders climb into ... «The Roar, Jul 15»
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Chris Moncrieff: Has Boris boobed over Heathrow third runway?
... helping subsidise people that are earning more than they are. The unfairness of that is palpable and the Chancellor is right to call a halt to it. «Western Morning News, Jul 15»
7
Southern 100 practice hit by rain and oil spill
... the 1000cc riders also in action in wet conditions on the 4.25-mile Billown course before the decision was taken to call a halt to proceedings. «Belfast Newsletter, Jul 15»
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Osborne must call a halt to tax credit cuts
The SNP is today highlighting research showing the dangers proposed Tory cuts to tax credits pose to families in Scotland. Children's charity ... «SNP, Jul 15»
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Rolls-Royce issues fourth profit warning in less than 18 months
In his first public appearance, Warren East, Rolls-Royce's new chief executive, was forced to call a halt to the company's £1bn share buy-back ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
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The Real, Tragic Stories of Pet Dogs Stolen From Their Homes and …
The only action that will have any effect at all is to call a halt on an industry that has survived for years on the grief and sadness of animal lovers ... «One Green Planet, Jul 15»

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