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standoffnoun [C]

 us   /ˈstændˌɔf/
a ​situation in which neither ​side has ​won a ​competition or ​argument, or an ​occasion when someone ​preventsofficials from ​acting, usually by ​threateningviolence: The ​battle of ​wills between ​teacher and ​student was a standoff. She ​locked herself in the ​house, but after a ​brief standoff, ​policeconvinced her to come out.
(Definition of standoff from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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standoffnoun [C]

(also stand-off) uk   us   /ˈstændɒf/
a ​situation in which ​agreement in an argument does not seem possible: standoff between sb and sb The standoff between ​potentialbuyers and ​sellers has ​effects throughout the ​economy. The ​majorissue hanging over both the ​stock and ​bondmarkets is the ​budget standoff in Washington
(Definition of standoff from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “standoff”
in Chinese (Simplified) 僵局,僵持局面…
in Chinese (Traditional) 僵局,僵持局面…
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