stalemate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"stalemate" in British English

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stalematenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈsteɪl.meɪt/
a ​situation in which neither ​groupinvolved in an ​argument can ​win or get an ​advantage and no ​action can be taken: Tomorrow's ​meeting between the two ​leaders is ​expected to break a ​diplomatic stalemate that has ​lasted for ten ​years. Despite ​longdiscussions, the ​workers and the ​managementremain locked in stalemate. in chess, a ​position in which one ​player is ​unable to ​move, but ​theirking is not being ​attacked, which ​means that neither of the two ​playerswins
(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 ​educationreform has made ​votersangry. [C] The ​arrival of ​freshtroopsbroke the ​military stalemate.
(Definition of stalemate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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