deadlock

deadlock
UK [ˈdedˌlɒk] / US [ˈdedˌlɑk] noun
Word forms "deadlock":
singular deadlock plural deadlocks
1) [singular/uncountable] a situation in which neither person or group involved in a disagreement is willing to change their opinions or position

Negotiations are finally due to begin after months of political deadlock.

reach deadlock:

Peace talks reached deadlock today.

end in deadlock:

There are real fears that the meeting will end in deadlock.

break the deadlock (= end it):

Hopes of breaking the deadlock are fading.

2) [countable] British a lock that closes with a small metal bar when you turn a key or handle

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  • deadlock — dead·lock / ded ˌläk/ n: a state of inaction resulting from the opposition of equally powerful uncompromising persons or factions: as a: the state of a jury unable to agree on a verdict see also allen charge b: impasse …   Law dictionary

  • deadlock — UK US /ˈdedlɒk/ noun [C or U] ► a situation in which people cannot agree and no progress can be made: a deadlock between sb (and sb) »There was deadlock between the directors and the negotiating committee. a deadlock in sth »The deadlock in the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Deadlock — (в переводе с англ. тупик) может означать: Deadlock  ситуация в многозадачной среде или СУБД, при которой несколько процессов находятся в состоянии бесконечного ожидания ресурсов, захваченных самими этими процессами. Deadlock … …   Википедия

  • deadlock — dead lock , n. 1. A lock which is not self latching, but requires a key to throw the bolt forward. [1913 Webster] 2. A counteraction of things, which produces an entire stoppage; a complete obstruction of action. [1913 Webster] Things are at a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deadlock — Situation; Sackgasse * * * Dead|lock 〈[dɛ̣d ] m. 6; unz.〉 Situation, in der eine Beschlussfassung od. Einigung nicht (mehr) möglich ist, weil beide verhandelnden Parteien nicht zu weiteren Kompromissen bereit sind, z. B. bei Tarifverhandlungen od …   Universal-Lexikon

  • deadlock — ► NOUN 1) a situation in which no progress can be made. 2) Brit. a lock operated by a key, as distinct from a spring lock. ► VERB ▪ cause to reach a deadlock …   English terms dictionary

  • deadlock — [ded′läk΄] n. 1. a standstill resulting from the action of equal and opposed forces; stalemate 2. a tie between opponents in the course of a contest 3. DEADBOLT vt., vi. to bring or come to a deadlock …   English World dictionary

  • deadlock — complete standstill, from DEAD (Cf. dead) + LOCK (Cf. lock). First attested 1779 in Sheridan s play The Critic …   Etymology dictionary

  • deadlock — n *draw, tie, stalemate, standoff Analogous words: situation, condition, *state, posture: *predicament, plight, dilemma, quandary …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • deadlock — [n] stalemate, impasse box*, Catch22*, cessation, checkmate, corner, dead end, dead heat, dilemma, draw, full stop, gridlock, halt, hole, pause, pickle, plight, posture, predicament, quandary, standoff, standstill, tie, wall*; concept 674 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

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