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deadlock

noun
     
dead‧lock [singular, uncountable]
1 a situation in which a disagreement cannot be settled [= stalemate]:
The talks have reached a complete deadlock.
a last-ditch effort to break the deadlock
Negotiations ended in deadlock.
2 British English a deadbolt
deadlocked adjective:
Talks between management and unions remain deadlocked.

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