Deadlock - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdedlɑːk|  American pronunciation of the word deadlock
Brit.  |ˈdɛdlɒk|  British pronunciation of the word deadlock

noun

- a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible (syn: impasse, stalemate, standstill)

Examples

City councilors reached a deadlock over the law.

His goal broke a 3–3 deadlock.

New talks will begin on Monday in an effort to break the deadlock.

Word forms

noun
singular: deadlock
plural: deadlocks
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