Definition of 'impasse'

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The impasse ended as both agreed it was better to continue talking than not. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet it is the source of the current impasse. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The bank refused to offer me any alternative and we seem to have reached an impasse. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The deal resolved an impasse over welfare reforms. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The opportunity to end the impasse now exists. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is understood that the talks have hit an impasse. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That does not mean the current impasse has to be final. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Negotiations appear to have reached an impasse. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So the answer to the current impasse is clear. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Matters would appear to have reached an impasse. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His ministry had reached an impasse. Christianity Today (2000)He had reached a philosophical impasse. Adam Sisman The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge (2006)The impasse was resolved last night with the Germans getting their way. Times, Sunday Times (2006)For one or more of these reasons, you have reached an impasse. Steinberg, Laurence & Levine, Ann You and Your Adolescent: A Parents' Guide for Ages 10 to 20 (1990)How to resolve this impasse? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The current impasse seems solid. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We have reached an impasse. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The parties have been locked in talks over how to resolve the impasse for days, as they draft a full coalition agreement. The Sun (2010)His ideas helped me when I reached an impasse. The Sun (2012)Despite the current impasse, you wouldn't bet against another episode. Times, Sunday Times (2014)For their sake, European politicians must resolve this impasse urgently. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Many of those on the outside will feel that Planet Football has reached such an impasse. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As the main opposition groups demanded a national unity government to end the impasse, Western donors cut direct aid in protest. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Two men have it in their power, if they can each take the pain of a partial climbdown, to end the impasse. Times, Sunday Times (2013)

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Translations for 'impasse'

British English: impasse NOUN
If people are in a difficult position in which it is impossible to make any progress, you can refer to the situation as an impasse.
The company says it has reached an impasse in negotiations with the union.
  • American English: impasse
  • Brazilian Portuguese: impasse
  • Chinese: 僵局
  • European Spanish: callejón sin salida
  • French: impasse
  • German: Sackgasse
  • Italian: impasse
  • Japanese: 行き詰まり
  • Korean: 막다른 골목
  • European Portuguese: impasse
  • Spanish: callejón sin salida


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