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Meaning & Definition of Standstill in English

English

Standstill

/stændstɪl/

noun

1. A situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible

  • "Reached an impasse on the negotiations"
    synonym:
  • deadlock
  • ,
  • dead end
  • ,
  • impasse
  • ,
  • stalemate
  • ,
  • standstill

2. An interruption of normal activity

    synonym:
  • stand
  • ,
  • standstill
  • ,
  • tie-up

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.