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1. A road or passage having no exit; a cul-de-sac.
2. A situation that is so difficult that no progress can be made; a deadlock or a stalemate: reached an impasse in the negotiations.
[French : in-, not (from Latin in-; see in-1) + passe, a passing (from Old French, from passer, to pass; see pass).]
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impasse(æmˈpɑːs; ˈæmpɑːs; ɪmˈpɑːs; ˈɪmpɑːs)
a situation in which progress is blocked; an insurmountable difficulty; stalemate; deadlock
[C19: from French; see im-, pass]
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im•passe(ˈɪm pæs, ɪmˈpæs)
1. a position or situation from which there is no escape; deadlock.
2. a cul-de-sac.
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|Noun||1.||impasse - 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"
|2.||impasse - a street with only one way in or out|
thoroughfare - a public road from one place to another
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noun deadlock, stalemate, standstill, dead end, standoff, blind alley (informal) The company has reached an impasse in negotiations.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
impasse[æmˈpɑːs] N → punto m muerto, impasse m or f
negotiations have reached an impasse → las negociaciones han llegado a un punto muerto or impasse
the government is in an impasse → el gobierno se halla en un impasse
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
impasse[æmˈpɑːs ˈɪmpɑːs] n (= deadlock) → impasse f
to reach an impasse → aboutir à l'impasse
The company says it has reached an impasse in negotiations with the union → La compagnie déclare que ses négociations avec le syndicat ont abouti à l'impasse.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
impasse[æmˈpɑːs] n → impasse f inv
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