Definition: a deadlocked situation
Part of Speech: Noun
Synonym(s): stalemate, impasse
Antonym(s): agreement, breakthrough
1. As the standoff continues between police officers and protestors, tension fills the air.
2. New legislation can’t be enacted because of the standoff between the two political parties.
3. If a solution to the financial standoff is not found soon, teachers won’t be in the classroom in August.