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noun as in stalemate, impasse

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One option to resolve this deadlock is for the international community, and the United States and Europe in particular, to impose an end to the occupation and facilitate the two-state settlement they claim to endorse.

From Time

The bill, which also banned police from using rubber bullets and tear gas, was passed on December 1 by both the state’s House and Senate after senior lawmakers overcame months of deadlock to reach a consensus.

Tricoire laid out Schneider’s challenge—how to increase global access to energy while resolving “the deadlock” of climate change.

From Fortune

Until the federal deadlock ends, Land O’ Lakes and HP are working on their own, smaller-scale solutions to the digital divide.

From Fortune

After weeks of deadlock, the two parties are finally moving closer to a stimulus deal.

From Fortune

Created in an election year and evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats, it could have ended in partisan deadlock.

It was illegal and forced of course, but it seemed to be the only way out from the bloody political deadlock.

John Avlon talks to a former FBI hostage negotiator about how to break the deadlock.

Billionaire investor expresses impatient with deadlock, but says investors expect limited irrationality from D.C.

The problem is it may take years—even decades—until they reach a deadlock too painful to endure.

He wanted to get back at the old hound somehow—without giving in an inch in the mute deadlock.

And into the midst of this racket burst the news that the negotiations with Germany, Russia and France were at a deadlock.

A capitalist deadlock of markets brought on in 1914 the capitalist collapse popularly known as the World War.

There had been,—so they had said,—peculiarities so peculiar that it might be that the much-dreaded deadlock had come at last.

I got nowhere, until, in a manner as sudden as it was unexpected, something happened which ended the deadlock.


On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deadlock, such as: dilemma, gridlock, plight, predicament, standoff, and standstill.

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