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standstill (n.)

"state of cessation of movement," 1702, from stand (v.) + still (adv.). Earlier the notion would have been expressed simply by stand.

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Definitions of standstill from WordNet

standstill (n.)
a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible;
standstill (n.)
an interruption of normal activity;
Synonyms: stand / tie-up
From wordnet.princeton.edu