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English noun: standoff

1. standoff (event) the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided

SamplesThe game ended in a draw.
Their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie.

Synonymsdraw, tie

Broader (hypernym)finish

Narrower (hyponym)dead heat, stalemate

2. standoff (act) the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand


Broader (hypernym)stand

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