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English definition of “deadlocked”

deadlocked

adjective
 
 
/ˈdedlɒkt/
used to describe a situation in which people cannot agree and no progress can be made: Italian journalists staged the first of six days of strikes in a bid to reopen deadlocked contract talks.deadlocked on/over sth The sides appeared deadlocked on three key issues.
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