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noun deadlock pronunciation in British English /ˈdedˌlɒk/
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pluraldeadlocks
  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] a situation in which neither person or group involved in a disagreement is willing to change their opinions or position
    Negotiations are finally due to begin after months of political deadlock.
    reach deadlock: Peace talks reached deadlock today.
    end in deadlock: There are real fears that the meeting will end in deadlock.
    break the deadlock (=end it): Hopes of breaking the deadlock are fading.

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