halt-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: stop (cause to stop) moving or doing something

Please halt the engines.
Production has halted at all of the company's factories because of the pay dispute.
Security forces halted the demonstrators by blocking the road.
"Halt!" called the guard. "You can't go any further without a permit."

VerbNet: other_cos-45.4,stop-55.4
FrameNet: Halt,Activity_stop
PropBank: halt.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4