deadlock

Definition

noun
a point where two sides in a dispute cannot agree
ExampleThe negotiations have reached deadlock or a deadlock.
Usage
to break a deadlock
to find a way to start discussions again after being at a point where no agreement was possible
verb
to be unable to agree to continue negotiations
Usage
talks have been deadlocked for ten days
after ten days the talks have not produced any agreement

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