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deadlock

dead·lock

deadlock

 
pronunciation:
ded lak
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a standstill or stoppage of progress on either side between equally strong or determined adversaries.
Negotiations between the union and the company have reached a deadlock.
synonyms:
impasse, stalemate, standoff
similar words:
draw, halt, standstill, stop, stoppage
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: deadlocked, deadlocking, deadlocks
definition: to bring or come to a deadlock.
The question of health benefits deadlocked management and workers.The two opposing sides deadlocked on the third day of negotiation.
synonyms:
stalemate
similar words:
cease, halt, hang, stop, tie