Definition of 'deadlock'
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The walkout wrecked any chance that the vote could ease the political deadlock. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The result came after a period of political deadlock. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They claim that negotiations with the government on the reforms have reached deadlock. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The two sides have now reached deadlock. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He was saved after the judges reached a deadlock. The Sun (2009)The gaps between the two sides have narrowed considerably after months of deadlock. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Indeed, the political deadlock could cause things to worsen. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The format did not work with four judges - whose votes could end in deadlock. The Sun (2009)But there is still no united resolve on how to end the deadlock in Libya. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But the negotiations have gone nowhere and reached deadlock on Friday. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We decided to stay, and that sign of weakness guaranteed that the first talks ended in deadlock. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The meal ends in deadlock. The Sun (2011)Voters are going to the polls again after a December vote resulted in fruitless coalition talks and six months of political deadlock. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If the company remains intransigent, you will have reached a deadlock position and the ombudsman will take up the gauntlet on your behalf. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Many of those voting'yes' said they wanted to see an end to political deadlock. Times, Sunday Times (2012)After six months of deadlock since inconclusive polls in December, the country goes to the polls again tomorrow. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Both sides are due to return to Geneva for a second round of talks on Monday after the initial round ended in deadlock. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Once deadlock is reached, the only option is to take the matter to court, which is both costly and time consuming. Times, Sunday Times (2010)An economic blockade was imposed on landlocked Nepal, using the pretext that negotiations over the trade treaty between the two countries had reached deadlock. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)THE world was still waiting for a new Pope last night - after the first vote ended in deadlock. The Sun (2013)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 (2016) Political deadlock since the country's general election a week ago has undermined investors' slender hopes that a new government can make credible spending cuts. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A default on the debt might follow soon after, according to some experts, if the political deadlock continues. Times, Sunday Times (2011)HOPES for a deal to stop a sanctions war with Russia collapsed last night as talks in London ended in deadlock. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'deadlock'
British English: deadlock NOUN
If a dispute or series of negotiations reaches deadlock, neither side is willing to give in at all and no agreement can be made.
They called for a compromise on all sides to break the deadlock in the world trade talks.
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