Definition Of standstill
a situation or condition in which there is no movement or activity at all.
the traffic came to a standstill
Example Of standstill
A crash in Newport Street brought parts of Old Town to a standstill yesterday lunchtime.
As he came to a standstill at a stop sign at Acacia Park, two armed men appeared and jumped into his vehicle.
During the war years much of the normal mathematical research activity at MIT came to a standstill .
For the economy not to slow to a near standstill next year will require further cuts in interest rates by the MPC.
For three days traffic was banned from the streets, airports closed and business was forced to a standstill .