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.
And Catalans Dragons stand-off Sam Tomkins has also avoided further suspension after being charged with a grade A offence of dangerous contact in the same game.
Boeing has been awarded a $250M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for long range stand-off cruise missile weapon system integration.
The Aussie stand-off said: "There were some heartbreaking moments last year but we are well and truly on the right track.
A spokesperson for Warwickshire Police said a 28-year-old man, who has not been identified, was detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act as a result of a stand-off in Edward Street.
The drill comes amid increasing tensions between the US and China, which has turned into a stand-off between the two superpowers' navies in the South China Sea.
A MAN has been arrested following an eight-hour police stand-off in Newcastle.
Officers with guns drawn and police dogs surrounded a house on the street in a three-hour stand-off.
The stand-off began in June when Indian troops stalled a road building by the Chinese Army in the area, citing the disputed status of the region and its close proximity to India's artery in the northeast.
Aman reportedly armed with a machete who sparked a 36-hour police stand-off at a derelict building on an industrial estate in Tredegar remained on the ruins last night.
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.