Meaning of “stalemate” in the English Dictionary

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"stalemate" in British English

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stalematenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈsteɪl.meɪt/ us /ˈsteɪl.meɪt/

(Definition of “stalemate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stalemate" in American English

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stalematenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈsteɪlˌmeɪt/

a situation in which nothing can change or no action can be taken:

[ U ] Stalemate in Congress over education reform has made voters angry.
[ C ] The arrival of fresh troops broke the military stalemate.

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