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  • a state in which progress is impossible, as in a dispute, produced by the counteraction of opposing forces; standstill; stalemate: The union and management reached a deadlock over fringe benefits. [Webster]
  • complete failure to reach agreement or to settle a quarrel or grievance [Barron]

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