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noun as in draw, tie


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Notably, many moderates upset with Pelosi have refused to call her out by name – and make it a point criticize both GOP and Democratic leaders for the coronavirus talk standoff.

The proposed partnership, floated over the weekend, had seemed an ingenious solution for extricating the app, which counts more than 100 million American users, from a high-stakes standoff between Washington and Beijing.

From Fortune

Its continued connected TV distribution standoffs with Amazon and Roku.

From Digiday

It could even come down to an old-fashioned standoff bidding war on the floor of the City Council chambers.

The standoff between NBCU and the CTV platforms resembles the distribution disputes between traditional pay-TV providers and TV networks.

From Digiday

He was threatening to immolate both of them when police ended a standoff by grabbing him.

The two countries were eyeball to eyeball in a tense standoff for almost a year.

Ex-MMA fighter Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller live-tweeted a standoff with police over domestic violence charges.

Faced with this opponent, the United States has a variety of military options for using its aerial and standoff firepower.

We saw this during the recent standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and federal officers.

There should not be too fine a point, however, in belaboring differences with the other examples in this regard over standoff.

It was a standoff, by my cooking and doing other camp duties and marketing our products.

My bosses they all like me, they say I am hard to beat; I give them the bold standoff, you bet I have got the cheek.

But the court will know that you have as much interest in lying as I have, and itll just be a standoff.

She was as plucky as any thing, and was putting up a great standoff when we got in our licks.

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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to standoff, such as: deadlock, impasse, stalemate, level, toss-up, and wash.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.