Meaning & Definition of Standstill in English
1. A situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
- "Reached an impasse on the negotiations"
- deadlock ,
- dead end ,
- impasse ,
- stalemate ,
2. An interruption of normal activity
- stand ,
- standstill ,
Examples of using
The train lurched to a standstill.
His experiments came to a standstill.
All the traffic was brought to a standstill by the accident.