Translation of standstill in Spanish:


Pronunciation /ˈstæn(d)ˌstɪl/ /ˈstan(d)stɪl/


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    to bring sth to a standstill paralizar algo
    • the whole town came to a standstill la ciudad quedó totalmente paralizada
    • negotiations are at a standstill las negociaciones están en un punto muerto / en un impasse
    • the traffic was at a standstill el tráfico estaba paralizado
    • As he came to a standstill at a stop sign at Acacia Park, two armed men appeared and jumped into his vehicle.
    • That apart, all flying and ground activities in the airfield have come to a standstill.
    • This had led to mass panic and commercial activities had come to almost a standstill.
    • The city will come to a standstill the next day when thousands march for the Stop the War Coalition.
    • During the war years much of the normal mathematical research activity at MIT came to a standstill.
    • It is a fact to say that fuel is the engine of the economy and any slight jerk in its supply puts everything at a standstill.
    • Mr Perham said traffic would come to a standstill as The Last Post was played in memory of the diggers.
    • Traffic came to a standstill for more than two hours on Monday night.
    • A crash in Newport Street brought parts of Old Town to a standstill yesterday lunchtime.
    • Rush hour traffic was brought to a standstill today after a man was killed in an horrific crash on a busy North Yorkshire road.
    • The Great London Smog blanketed the capital and brought it to a standstill in December 1952.
    • While we conversed, the whole of Broadheath was brought to a standstill.
    • He said there was pushing and shoving like a wheel slide as the train came to a standstill, and the brakes kicked into action.
    • For three days traffic was banned from the streets, airports closed and business was forced to a standstill.
    • That a relatively short-lived downpour can cause a city to come to a standstill is a tragedy.
    • The relevance of football is a discussion for another day, but most of the country came to a standstill during the game.
    • If the world ever went online, the Internet would be overwhelmed and come to a standstill.
    • Unless councillors of both councils do something quickly this lovely town of ours is going to come to a standstill!
    • On match day traffic will come to a standstill in a four-mile jam on the road as supporters travel to Old Trafford.
    • For the economy not to slow to a near standstill next year will require further cuts in interest rates by the MPC.