What is another word for stops in one's tracks?

17 synonyms found


[ stˈɒps ɪn wˈɒnz tɹˈaks], [ stˈɒps ɪn wˈɒnz tɹˈaks], [ s_t_ˈɒ_p_s ɪ_n w_ˈɒ_n_z t_ɹ_ˈa_k_s]

When someone is stopped in their tracks, they are suddenly prevented from continuing their actions or train of thought. There are a number of alternative phrases that could be used to convey a similar meaning, such as being stopped dead in one's tracks, being abruptly halted, coming to an unexpected standstill or sudden interruption, being derailed, or being immobilised. Other possibilities might include being forced to pause or being unexpectedly caught off guard. Ultimately, the specific expression that is chosen will depend on the context in which it is being used, as well as the speaker or writer's tone and style.

Related words: stop and think, stop and smell the roses, stop to smell the roses

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