bring+to+a+standstill

  • 1 bring to a standstill — index arrest (stop), check (restrain), delay, discontinue (break continuity), enjoin, forestall, hal …

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  • 2 bring to — verb return to consciousness These pictures bring back sad memories • Syn: ↑bring back, ↑bring round, ↑bring around • Ant: ↑anesthetize • Hypernyms: ↑awaken, ↑ …

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  • 3 standstill — stand‧still [ˈstændˌstɪl] noun [singular] a situation in which there is no movement or activity: • Strikes brought production to a standstill. • The negotiations are basically at a standstill. * * * standstill UK US /ˈstændstɪl/ noun [S] ► …

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  • 4 Bring — Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to be;… …

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  • 5 standstill — n. 1) to bring smt. to a standstill 2) to come to a standstill 3) a complete, total standstill 4) at a standstill (negotiations were at a complete standstill) 5) (misc.) to fight smb. to a standstill * * * [ stændˌstɪl] total standstill (misc.)… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 6 standstill — stand|still [ stænd,stıl ] noun singular a situation in which something stops moving or happening: be at a standstill: The peace process is at a standstill. bring something to a standstill: This crisis is threatening to bring the country s… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 standstill — UK [ˈstæn(d)ˌstɪl] / US noun [singular] a situation in which something stops moving or happening be at a standstill: The peace process is at a standstill. bring something to a standstill: This crisis is threatening to bring the country s economy… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 standstill — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, dead, total ▪ near, virtual VERB + STANDSTILL ▪ come to, grind to …

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  • 9 standstill — stand|still [ˈstændˌstıl] n [singular] a situation in which there is no movement or activity at all come to a standstill/bring sth to a standstill ▪ Strikers brought production to a standstill. at a standstill ▪ Traffic was at a standstill …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 standstill — noun (singular) a situation in which there is no movement or activity at all: come to a standstill/bring sth to a standstill: Strikers brought production to a standstill. | at a standstill: Traffic was at a standstill on the freeway …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 bring to — transitive verb Date: 1720 1. to cause (a boat) to lie to or come to a standstill 2. to restore to consciousness ; revive …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 To bring a sail to — Bring Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to …

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  • 13 To bring about — Bring Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to …

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  • 14 To bring back — Bring Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to …

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  • 15 To bring by the lee — Bring Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to …

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  • 16 To bring down — Bring Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to …

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  • 17 To bring down the house — Bring Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to …

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  • 18 To bring forth — Bring Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to …

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  • 19 To bring forward — Bring Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to …

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  • 20 To bring home — Bring Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to …

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