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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.
References in classic literature ?
What with the Jay Cooke failure, the Hayes-Tilden deadlock, and the bursting of a hundred railroad bubbles, there was very little in the news of the day to encourage investors.
And so today we pledge an end to the era of deadlock and drift, and a new season of American renewal has begun.
She would have nothing to do with it, and for a time Stapleton was at a deadlock.
There came, however, an interruption which put an end to the deadlock and it came from Tarzan's rear.
The matter was at a deadlock when Bashti chanced upon the scene and stood listening.
The consolation he drew from it was that a saving in postage was effected by the deadlock.
The situation had the appearance of being at a deadlock.
In the detestable slang of the day, we were now both "at a deadlock," and nothing was left for it but to refer to our clients on either side.
The deadlock was broken, however, by a woman's voice.
2), a node such that every one of its neighbors knows that is deadlocked, also updates its variable deadlock to true.
Yet deadlock is more likely to occur when information flow becomes too fluid, and there is no consensus on policy alternatives.
The Q and Q2 are single and multiple key deadlocks respectively.