Deadlock

Deadlock [ DED-lok  ]
 noun, verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (n.) a complete standstill or a state in which progress is impossible
2. (n.) a stalemate or impasse
3. (n.) a deadbolt
4. (n.) the cell used for solitary confinement
5. (tr. v.) to bring or come to a standstill.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The deadlock between the miners and the steelmakers could only be overcome by an increase in the price of iron ore.

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