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standoff

noun

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1 a situation in which neither participant in a contest, competition, or struggle comes out ahead of the other
  • after two hours they had played to a 5-5 standoff

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2 a point in a struggle where neither side is capable of winning or willing to give in
  • the standoff continued for three days before the fugitive gave himself up to the authorities

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standoff

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of standoff (Entry 2 of 3)

stand off

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of stand off (Entry 3 of 3)

as in fight, resist

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The first known use of standoff was in 1603

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“Standoff.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/standoff. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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