bring something to a halt

Discussion in 'English Only' started by apblopes, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. apblopes Senior Member

    Portuguese, Brazil
    in this sentence: " They brought the inauguration parade to a halt." what does 'bring to a halt' means?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. clairanne Senior Member

    East Sussex
    english UK

    It means that the inauguration parade was stopped, "came to a standstill"

  3. Trinibeens

    Trinibeens Senior Member

    U.S. English
    In this context I think it means that they stopped its forward movement, usually accomplished by blocking the way of those in the front of the parade.

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