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stalemate /'steil'meit/Concise Dictionary
- ngoại động từ
- (đánh cờ) dồn (đối phương) vào thế bí
- (nghĩa bóng) làm bế tắc (hội nghị...)
+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
Advanced English 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.
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
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
VERB + STALEMATE
end in, reach, result in
The talks reached (a) stalemate.
Efforts to break the stalemate in the peace talks continue.
| be locked in
Discussions are locked in stalemate.
STALEMATE + VERB
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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