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noun [countable/uncountable]     stalemate pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a situation in which progress is impossible because the people or groups involved cannot agree
    end in/reach (a) stalemate:

    The fourth round of talks ended in a stalemate.

    Management and the unions have reached a stalemate in their negotiations.

  2. 2
    the situation in chess when the game ends because neither player can make a legal move or win the game
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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