plural of standoff
as in ties
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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as in halts
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.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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