as in halt
a point in a struggle where neither side is capable of winning or willing to give in the jury sent a note to the judge that it was hopelessly stuck in a deadlock

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“Deadlock.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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