stand-off


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stand-off

noun deadlock, stalemate, impasse, draw, tie, standstill, gridlock, dead heat This could lead to another diplomatic stand-off.
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stand-off

[ˈstændɒf]
A. N (= deadlock) → punto m muerto, callejón m sin salida (Sport) (= stalemate) → empate m
B. CPD stand-off half N (Rugby) → medio m de apertura

stand-off

[ˈstændˌɒf] n (stalemate) → situazione f di stallo
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Of all youth's passions and pleasures, this is the most common and least alloyed; and every flash of Alan's black eyes; every aspect of his curly head; every graceful reach, every easy, stand-off attitude of waiting; ay, and down to his shirt-sleeves and wrist-links, were seen by John through a luxurious glory.
A STAND-OFF in a Coventry street ended in the early hours of yesterday morning with the arrest of a 44-year-old man.
POLICE were involved in a stand-off which lasted for more than 24 hours with a man who locked himself in his loft, after officers were called out due to a concern for his safety.
Summary: Beijing [China], Dec 13 (ANI): The Doklam stand-off had put severe pressure on bilateral relations between New Delhi and Beijing, a statement issued by the Chinese foreign ministry, quoted Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, as telling his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj.
A MAN has been arrested following a rooftop stand-off with police yesterday afternoon.
LONDON'S premier index rebounded into positive territory yesterday as investor jitters eased over the stand-off between the United States and North Korea.
A FORMER US Marine armed with a fake gun attempted "suicide by cop" during a nearly three-hour stand-off at Orlando International Airport, police have said.
Armed police swooped on a normally quiet village in County Durham as a stand-off unfolded with a man hurling molotov cocktails from the window of a terraced house.
Knifeman Dominic Taylor sparked a tense stand-off with officers, in which the armed response unit and a negotiator were called to the scene.
Attacker Larossi Abballa made the declaration in exchanges with police during a stand-off on Monday night at a house in the Paris suburb of Magnanville, where a police commander and his partner were found dead.
Salford are missing their own key stand-off in Robert Lui, who is out for four weeks.