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standoffs

noun
plural of standoff

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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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“Standoffs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/standoffs. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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