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dead·lock

 (dĕd′lŏk′)
n.
1. A standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces or factions.
2. Sports A tied score.
3. Computers A failure or inability to proceed due to two programs or devices both requiring a response from the other before completing an operation.
4. Chiefly British A deadbolt.
tr. & intr.v. dead·locked, dead·lock·ing, dead·locks
To bring or come to a deadlock.

deadlock

(ˈdɛdˌlɒk)
n
1. a state of affairs in which further action between two opposing forces is impossible; stalemate
2. a tie between opposite sides in a contest
3. a lock having a bolt that can be opened only with a key
vb
to bring or come to a deadlock

dead•lock

(ˈdɛdˌlɒk)

n.
1. a state, as in negotiations, in which progress halts, due esp. to the intransigence of opposing forces; stalemate.
2. (in sports) a tied score.
3. a maximum-security cell for the solitary confinement of a prisoner.
v.t., v.i.
4. to bring or come to a deadlock.
[1770–80]

deadlock


Past participle: deadlocked
Gerund: deadlocking

Imperative
deadlock
deadlock
Present
I deadlock
you deadlock
he/she/it deadlocks
we deadlock
you deadlock
they deadlock
Preterite
I deadlocked
you deadlocked
he/she/it deadlocked
we deadlocked
you deadlocked
they deadlocked
Present Continuous
I am deadlocking
you are deadlocking
he/she/it is deadlocking
we are deadlocking
you are deadlocking
they are deadlocking
Present Perfect
I have deadlocked
you have deadlocked
he/she/it has deadlocked
we have deadlocked
you have deadlocked
they have deadlocked
Past Continuous
I was deadlocking
you were deadlocking
he/she/it was deadlocking
we were deadlocking
you were deadlocking
they were deadlocking
Past Perfect
I had deadlocked
you had deadlocked
he/she/it had deadlocked
we had deadlocked
you had deadlocked
they had deadlocked
Future
I will deadlock
you will deadlock
he/she/it will deadlock
we will deadlock
you will deadlock
they will deadlock
Future Perfect
I will have deadlocked
you will have deadlocked
he/she/it will have deadlocked
we will have deadlocked
you will have deadlocked
they will have deadlocked
Future Continuous
I will be deadlocking
you will be deadlocking
he/she/it will be deadlocking
we will be deadlocking
you will be deadlocking
they will be deadlocking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deadlocking
you have been deadlocking
he/she/it has been deadlocking
we have been deadlocking
you have been deadlocking
they have been deadlocking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deadlocking
you will have been deadlocking
he/she/it will have been deadlocking
we will have been deadlocking
you will have been deadlocking
they will have been deadlocking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deadlocking
you had been deadlocking
he/she/it had been deadlocking
we had been deadlocking
you had been deadlocking
they had been deadlocking
Conditional
I would deadlock
you would deadlock
he/she/it would deadlock
we would deadlock
you would deadlock
they would deadlock
Past Conditional
I would have deadlocked
you would have deadlocked
he/she/it would have deadlocked
we would have deadlocked
you would have deadlocked
they would have deadlocked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deadlock - a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible; "reached an impasse on the negotiations"
situation - a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"

deadlock

noun
1. impasse, stalemate, standstill, halt, cessation, gridlock, standoff, full stop Peace talks ended in a deadlock last month.
2. tie, draw, stalemate, impasse, standstill, gridlock, standoff, dead heat Larkham broke the deadlock with a late goal.

deadlock

noun
An equality of scores, votes, or performances in a contest:
Translations
طريق مَسْدود
mrtvý bod
fastlåst situationhårdknude
òrátefli; sjálfhelda

deadlock

[ˈdedlɒk]
A. Npunto m muerto
to reach deadlockllegar a un punto muerto, quedar estancado
the deadlock is completeno se ve salida alguna
B. VT to be deadlockedestar en un punto muerto

deadlock

[ˈdɛdlɒk] n (= impasse) → impasse f

deadlock

n to reach (a) deadlockin eine Sackgasse geraten; to end in deadlocksich festfahren; to break the deadlockaus der Sackgasse herauskommen

deadlock

[ˈdɛdˌlɒk] npunto morto, impasse f inv

dead

(ded) adjective
1. without life; not living. a dead body; Throw out those dead flowers.
2. not working and not giving any sign of being about to work. The phone/engine is dead.
3. absolute or complete. There was dead silence at his words; He came to a dead stop.
adverb
completely. dead drunk.
ˈdeaden verb
to lessen, weaken or make less sharp, strong etc. That will deaden the pain.
ˈdeadly adjective
1. causing death. a deadly poison.
2. very great. He is in deadly earnest (= He is completely serious).
3. very dull or uninteresting. What a deadly job this is.
adverb
extremely. deadly dull; deadly serious.
dead end
a road closed off at one end.
ˈdead-end adjective
leading nowhere. a dead-end job.
dead heat
a race, or a situation happening in a race, in which two or more competitors cross the finishing line together.
dead language
a language no longer spoken, eg Latin.
ˈdeadline noun
a time by which something must be done or finished. Monday is the deadline for handing in this essay.
ˈdeadlock noun
a situation in which no further progress towards an agreement is possible. Talks between the two sides ended in deadlock.

to set a deadline (not dateline) for finishing a job.
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