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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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