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halt  

[1]  
      n  
1    an interruption or end to activity, movement, or progress  
2      (Chiefly Brit)   a minor railway station, without permanent buildings  
3    call a halt (to)   to put an end (to something); stop  
      n  
      sentence substitute  
4    a command to halt, esp. as an order when marching  
      vb  
5    to come or bring to a halt  
     (C17: from the phrase to make halt, translation of German halt machen, from halten to hold1, stop)  
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id.
put a stop to something
n.
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial

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