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English noun: stalemate

1. stalemate (state) a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible


SamplesReached an impasse on the negotiations.


Synonymsdead end, deadlock, impasse, standstill


Broader (hypernym)situation

2. stalemate (event) drawing position in chess: any of a player's possible moves would place his king in check


Broader (hypernym)draw, standoff, tie


English verb: stalemate

1. stalemate (competition) subject to a stalemate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)go, move


Domain categorychess, chess game









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