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 for standstill
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Standstill \Stand"still`\ (-st[i^]l`), n.
     A standing without moving forward or backward; a stop; a
     state of rest.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a situation in which no progress can be made or no
           advancement is possible; "reached an impasse on the
           negotiations" [syn: deadlock, dead end, impasse,
           stalemate, standstill]
      2: an interruption of normal activity [syn: stand,
         standstill, tie-up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  47 Moby Thesaurus words for "standstill":
     arrest, bell, blind alley, box, cessation, check, checkmate,
     corner, cul-de-sac, cutoff, dead end, dead set, dead stand,
     dead stop, dead-end street, deadlock, dying down, ebb, ebbing, end,
     endgame, ending, extremity, final whistle, full stop,
     grinding halt, gun, halt, hole, impasse, lock, lockout, pause,
     sit-down strike, stalemate, stand, standoff, stay, stillstand,
     stop, stoppage, strike, subsidence, walkout, wane, waning,
     work stoppage

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