stop in one's tracks

stop in one's tracks
stop very quickly or with great force

The elephant was forced to stop in its tracks by the electric fence.


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  • 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 in one's tracks — ► stop (or be stopped) in one s tracks informal be brought to a sudden and complete halt. Main Entry: ↑track …   English terms dictionary

  • stop (or be stopped) in one's tracks — informal be brought to a sudden and complete halt. → track …   English new terms dictionary

  • stop dead in one's tracks —    If you stop dead in your tracks, you stop suddenly because you are frightened or totally surprised.     When Steve saw the snake, he stopped dead in his tracks …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • be stopped in one's tracks — ► stop (or be stopped) in one s tracks informal be brought to a sudden and complete halt. Main Entry: ↑track …   English terms dictionary

  • 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\ 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 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

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