3. cease, desist, cease and desist, discontinue, leave off, quit, call it a day, Inf. knock off, Inf. call it quits, hang up one's tools, shut down, close down; come to an end, finish up, conclude, draw to a close, run its course; pause, take a break or breather, break off, lapse. -n. 4. stop, stoppage cessation, desistance, discontinuance, stay, standstill; pause, interval, interlude, intermission, break, hiatus, Prosody, caesura; recess, rest, respite, breather, breathing spell or space, time-out.
halt2, v. 1. falter, hesitate, pause; stammer, stutter, sputter, splutter, speak brokenly; stumble, trip, flounder, stagger, bumble, fumble, hobble, wobble.
2. boggle, scruple, have qualms or misgivings, be uncertain or unsure, be in doubt; think twice, take another look, linger over, be indecisive, be betwixt and between, not know one's own mind, get bogged down or lost in, be at sea; waver, fluctuate, sway, vacillate, tergiversate, shift, swing, shuffle, shilly-shally, seesaw, straddle the fence, go back and forth, be of two minds; equivocate, skirt, hedge, evade the issue, beat around the bush, hem and haw, hem, haw, mutter, mumble, hum, Scot. and North Eng. haver, Brit. Dial, mam-mer; delay, play for time, Inf. stall.
halter, n. 1. bridle, harness, headstall, headgear, hackamore; lasso, leash, checkrein, rein, line, rope, thong; governor, control, restraint, trammel, check, curb.
2. noose, hangman's noose or knot, bowstring, gar-rote, strangler; gallows, gibbet, scaffold, Archaic. bough, Brit. Tyburn tree; hanging, execution, capital punishment, death.
halve, v. cut in half, split in two, split, divide, bisect, dichotomize, sever or sunder in two, Obs. dimidiate; share equally, go in together, Inf. go Dutch.
ham, n. 1. Theater Slang, overdramatic actor, Archaic. histrionic; Inf. show-off, exhibitionist, flaunter; Sl. hotshot, Sl. hot dog, grandstander.
-v. 2. Theater Slang, overact, overdramatize, milk a scene, play it for all it's worth, out-Herod Herod, ham it up; make a scene, be theatrical, sentimentalize.
hamlet, n. village, dorp, Archaic, thorp, Amer. Ina. pueblo, crossroads; Inf. jerkwater town, Sl. hick town; town, municipality.
hammer, n. 1. beetle, claw hammer, sledge, sledge hammer, fuller, kevel, maul, rammer, martel; gavel, tapper, mallet, tamper; Firearms, cock.
-v. 2. beat, batter, pound, pommel, pummel, pelt, Sl. paste; cudgel, fustigate, bludgeon, baste, cane, bastinado, club, Sl. clobber; hit, strike, slap, Inf. slug, Inf. wallop.
hammer out shape, form, mold, forge; chisel, carve, cut, roughcast, block out; generate, create, fashion, model, manufacture, make, fabricate.
hammer out produce, cause, effect, bring about, accomplish, carry out, carry through, bring to pass; settle, finish, complete, resolve.
hammer away persevere, persist, attempt repeatedly; plod, drudge, labor, Sl. plug away; keep on, stay at, stick to, hold on, hold out.
hamper1, v. 1. encumber, cumber, hinder, inhibit, hold back; impede, retard, slow, handicap; obstruct, block, oppilate, cramp, choke, smother; frustrate, thwart, interfere with; control, limit, circumscribe, confine, restrict; restrain, check, curb, shackle, bridle, muzzle, trammel; bar, blockade, barricade.
2. curtail, reduce, decrease, diminish, lessen, cut, cut short, cut down, cut back.
hamper2, n. basket, creel, pannier, dosser, punnet, Brit, scuttle, bucket; wicker, wickerwork, hanaper, receptacle, container, holder, box, case, vessel.
hamstring, v. 1. hock, cut [s.o.'s] hamstring; cripple, becripple, lame, make lame; injure, impair, disa-
My Account / Test History
The difference is that poison gets into your body if you inhale it (breathe it in), ingest it (eat or drink), or touch it. Venom gets into your body if it is injected in, such as through a bite or a sting.
Certain snakes are venomous, because they bite you and inject their venom (although many native English speakers say "poisonous snake"). Scorpions and some spiders are also venomous, because they bite or sting you. There are plants and frogs that are poisonous - you will get sick if you touch them or eat them.
Sometimes people use poison to kill other people - by secretly putting it into their food or drink. When this happens, we say the victim was poisoned.