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stalemate /'steil'meit/
  • danh từ
    • (đánh cờ) thế bí
    • sự bế tắc
    • ngoại động từ
      • (đánh cờ) dồn (đối phương) vào thế bí
      • (nghĩa bóng) làm bế tắc (hội nghị...)
    Concise Dictionary
    +a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
    +drawing position in chess: any of a player's possible moves would place his king in check
    +subject to a stalemate
    Thesaurus Dictionary
    impasse, deadlock, stand-off, standstill, (dead or full) stop, tie; check, checkmate, mate; US Mexican stand-off:
    As both parties refused to back down, the situation was a stalemate.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    + noun
    1 [U, C, usually sing.] a situation in a dispute or competition in which neither side is able to win or make any progress: The talks ended in (a) stalemate. + proposals aimed at breaking (= ending) the political stalemate + The strike has once again reached stalemate.
    2 [U, sing.] (in CHESS) a situation in which a player cannot successfully move any of their pieces and the game ends without a winner: The match ended in (a) stalemate
    Compare: CHECKMATE
    Collocation Dictionary




    end in, reach, result in
    The talks reached (a) stalemate.
    | break
    Efforts to break the stalemate in the peace talks continue.
    | be locked in
    Discussions are locked in stalemate.




    ~ between
    a stalemate between management and unions
    | ~ in
    The stalemate in the trade talks continues.
    | ~ on/over
    a stalemate over economic union

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