stop cold

stop cold
Stop cold
To stop suddenly out of surprise.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • stop\ cold — • stop cold • stop dead • stop in one s tracks v. phr. informal To stop very quickly or with great force. The hunter pulled the trigger and stopped the deer cold. When I saw Mary on the street, I was so surprised I stopped dead. The deer heard a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stop cold — • stop dead • stop cold stop very quickly or with great force He stopped dead when he saw the bear in the middle of the road …   Idioms and examples

  • stop cold — or[stop dead] or[stop in one s tracks] {v. phr.}, {informal} To stop very quickly or with great force. * /The hunter pulled the trigger and stopped the deer cold./ * /When I saw Mary on the street, I was so surprised I stopped dead./ * /The deer… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stop cold — or[stop dead] or[stop in one s tracks] {v. phr.}, {informal} To stop very quickly or with great force. * /The hunter pulled the trigger and stopped the deer cold./ * /When I saw Mary on the street, I was so surprised I stopped dead./ * /The deer… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stop cold turkey — stop doing a habitual activity suddenly and completely (such as smoking) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stop\ dead — • stop cold • stop dead • stop in one s tracks v. phr. informal To stop very quickly or with great force. The hunter pulled the trigger and stopped the deer cold. When I saw Mary on the street, I was so surprised I stopped dead. The deer heard a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stop\ in\ one's\ tracks — • stop cold • stop dead • stop in one s tracks v. phr. informal To stop very quickly or with great force. The hunter pulled the trigger and stopped the deer cold. When I saw Mary on the street, I was so surprised I stopped dead. The deer heard a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stop dead — • stop dead • stop cold stop very quickly or with great force He stopped dead when he saw the bear in the middle of the road …   Idioms and examples

  • cold — cold1 [ kould ] adjective *** 1. ) with a low temperature, or a temperature that is lower than normal: The water was too cold for a shower. a ) used about the weather: It was bitterly cold that day. a cold winter morning b ) used about people and …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cold — I UK [kəʊld] / US [koʊld] adjective Word forms cold : adjective cold comparative colder superlative coldest *** Other ways of saying that the weather is cold: cool slightly cold, but often in a pleasant and comfortable way, especially during hot… …   English dictionary

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