Simple Definition of deadlock
: a situation in which an agreement cannot be made : a situation in which ending a disagreement is impossible because neither side will give up something that it wants
: a situation in which players, teams, etc., have the same score
Full Definition of deadlock
1 : a state of inaction or neutralization resulting from the opposition of equally powerful uncompromising persons or factions : standstill <the deadlock was broken with a key compromise>
2 : a tie score
Examples of deadlock
City councilors reached a deadlock over the law.
His goal broke a 3–3 deadlock.
First Known Use of deadlock
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DEADLOCK Defined for Kids
Definition of deadlock
: a situation in which a disagreement cannot be ended because neither side will give in
Definition of deadlock
: to be unable to end a disagreement because neither side will give in <The players and owners have deadlocked over pay.>
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