[ UK /dˈɛdlɒk/ ]
[ US /ˈdɛdˌɫɑk/ ]
  1. a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
    reached an impasse on the negotiations
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How To Use deadlock In A Sentence

  • the two factions are deadlocked over fringe benefits
  • The phenomenon is difficult to measure, St. Pierre and several others said, because the term jury nullification is rarely invoked; defendants with substantial evidence against them are simply acquitted, or juries deadlock. Thestar.com - Home Page
  • Historically, wage boards, split evenly between labor and management, deadlock; so the commission has to decide.
  • But, as a means of trying to break the deadlock and restore a little democracy, it was certainly worth discussing.
  • Many of those voting'yes' said they wanted to see an end to political deadlock. Times, Sunday Times
  • Make sure you lock windows and doors, which should be fitted with security deadlocks
  • The situation within the company is described as a complete breakdown in the relationship between the parties, a deadlock and a hostile environment.
  • So far, investors have remained largely untroubled by the lack of government since inconclusive elections in December that led to six months of political deadlock. Times, Sunday Times
  • Opposition leaders this week implored the president to break the deadlock.
  • But, he said, the deal had been deadlocked due to inheritance problems over the land.
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