Meaning of “impasse” in the English Dictionary

"impasse" in American English

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impassenoun [ C usually sing ]

us /ˈɪm·pæs/

a point in a process at which further progress is blocked, esp. by disagreement:

We have reached an impasse in the negotiations -- neither side will budge.

(Definition of “impasse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"impasse" in Business English

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impassenoun [ S ]

uk /ˈæmpæs/ us /ˈɪmpæs/

a situation in which further development is impossible:

be at/remain at an impasse With negotiations at an impasse, analysts warn the uncertainty may harm supermarket stocks.
to declare/reach an impasse
to break/end/resolve an impasse

(Definition of “impasse” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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