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halt / alto
halt   [hɔ:lt]
A. -noun
1. (=stop, standstill)   alto (m),   parada (f)
·to bring something to a halt
[+car]   parar or detener algo
[+event, process]   interrumpir algo
·to come to a halt
[car]   pararse,   detenerse
[train]   hacer alto,   detenerse
[negotiations]   interrumpirse
·to call a halt (to something)
(figurative)   poner fin (a algo)
2. (British, Great Britain)
(=train stop)   apeadero (m)
B. -transitive verb
[+vehicle, production]   parar,   detener
C. -intransitive verb   (generally)   pararse,   detenerse
[train]   hacer alto,   detenerse
[process]   interrumpirse
(military)   ¡alto!
D. -compound
·halt sign   -noun   señal (f) de stop
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