Definition of deadlock noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

deadlock

noun
/ˈdɛdlɑk/
 
[singular, uncountable]
 
a complete failure to reach agreement or settle an argument
synonym stalemateSenate subcommittee members failed to break the deadlock over farm subsidies.The strike has reached a deadlock. deadlocked
 
adjective [not before noun]Despite months of discussion the negotiations remained deadlocked.
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