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deadlock (s) (noun), deadlocks (pl)
A situation in which it is impossible to end a disagreement or to come to a consensus because neither side is willing to give up whatever it wants to do: The U.S. Congress apparently is having more deadlocks about too many issues rather than having mutual agreements.

The negotiations between the union and the company representatives reached a deadlock, or a stalemate, after hours of arguing back and forth.

A complete stalemate or hopeless deadlock.
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A situation in which no action can be taken; a stalemate. (1)