1. a state in which progress is impossible, as in a dispute, produced by the counteraction of opposing forces; standstill; stalemate: The union and management reached a deadlock over fringe benefits.
3. a maximum-security cell for the solitary confinement of a prisoner. verb (used with or without object)
4. to bring or come to a deadlock.
"talks can be deadlocked since dates."
"talks can be deadlocked over issues."
"talks can be deadlocked for weeks."
"situations can be deadlocked at sights."
"talks can be deadlocked over places."
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