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1. A situation in which further action is blocked; a deadlock.
2. A position in chess resulting in a draw because the player whose turn it is, though not currently in check, would be put into check by any possible move.
tr.v. stale·mat·ed, stale·mat·ing, stale·mates
To bring into a stalemate.
[Obsolete stale (from Middle English, probably from Anglo-Norman estale, fixed position, from Old French estal; see stale1) + mate.]
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in a situation in which two opposing forces find that further action is impossible or futile; in deadlock
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|Adj.||1.||stalemated - at a complete standstill because of opposition of two unrelenting forces or factions; "the chess game ended with white stalemated"; "the two factions are deadlocked over fringe benefits"|
obstructed - shut off to passage or view or hindered from action; "a partially obstructed passageway"; "an obstructed view"; "justice obstructed is not justice"
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stalemated[ˈsteɪlmeɪtɪd] ADJ (fig) [discussions] → estancado, en un punto muerto; [project] → en un punto muerto; [person] → en tablas
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