英 ['dedl?k] 美 ['dedlɑ?k]
- n. 僵局；停頓；(比賽等的)分數不分上下
- v. 停頓；相持不下
- [U][S]僵持；僵局；相持不下 a complete failure to reach agreement or settle a dispute
- [C]需要鑰匙開關的門鎖 a type of lock on a door that needs a key to open or close it
a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible;
"reached an impasse on the negotiations"
- The negotiations have reached a deadlock.
- Without upheaval, deadlock would be entrenched.
- We can only make minor concessions, but it might break the deadlock.
- A potential deadlock condition has been detected.
- Pennsylvania produced the first of the game's two deadlocks at 5:00 of the second quarter.
- The employer and strikers have been deadlocked for almost a week.
- Deadlock over wage levels has prevented an agreement being reached.
- The deadlock between the two countries continued for as long as ten years.
- European agriculture ministers failed to break the deadlock over farm subsidies.
- The strike has reached a deadlock.
- A compromise broke the deadlock between labor and management.
- Somebody will have to compromise if we are to break the deadlock between the two warring factions.
- The arms talks between the two countries were at a deadlock.
- Once again the talks have ended in deadlock.
- The Government was blamed for the political deadlock.