Halt and Start


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Halt verb – Come to a halt, stop moving.
Start is an antonym for halt in topics: stop, end.
Nearby Words: halted, halting, haltingly
Antonyms for Halt


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Start verb – To be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of.
Usage example: started the impressionist movement in art

Halt is an antonym for start in begin topic.
Nearby Words: started, startled, starting, starter, startup
Antonyms for Start
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How words are described

brief brief halt brief start
complete complete halt complete start
dead dead halt dead start
awkward awkward halt awkward start
Other adjectives: abrupt, quick, literal, sudden.

Common collocations

rampage halt rampage start rampage
work halt work start work
attack halt attack start attack
match halt match start match
Other nouns: process, plot, show, apocalypse, battle, brawl, invasion, war.

Both words in one sentence

  • It pauses in the air long enough for the music to start wobbling to a halt, then it plummets along with all the goblins.
  • Dances and Balls The festivities come to a sudden halt when the Nightstalkers crash the party and start causing havoc.
  • The Low Middle Ages Around this time, we start to see the often exaggerated and mythical "dark ages" in which supposedly scientific advancement, social advancement, and learning came to a crushing halt.
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Start and Halt. (2016). Retrieved 2022, May 21, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/halt/start
Halt & Start. N.p., 2016. Web. 21 May. 2022. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/halt/start>.
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