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stalemate

US [ˈsteɪlˌmeɪt]
UK ['steɪl.meɪt]
  • n.僵局;相持;逼和;天子可动
  • v.使相持;使…僵持;拖;使停顿
  • Web僵持状态;困境;僵持阶段
Plural Form:stalemates  
stalemate
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n.
1.
[u][c][ususing]
(辩论或竞赛中出现的)僵局,僵持局面a disagreement or a situation in a competition in which neither side is able to win or make any progress
The talks ended in (a) stalemate.
谈判陷入僵局,无果而终。
2.
[u][sing]
僵局;和棋a situation in which a player cannot successfully move any of their pieces and the game ends without a winner

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