To move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; -- said of something obstructed or impeded.
a period of time spent in military service
the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"
any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"