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  1. deadlock

    • IPA[ˈdedˌläk]

    美式

    • n.
      a situation, typically one involving opposing parties, in which no progress can be made;a situation in a contest or game where the scores are equal
    • v.
      cause (a situation or opposing parties) to come to a point where no progress can be made because of fundamental disagreement;(of a contest or game) be in a tie
    • verb: deadlock, 3rd person present: deadlocks, gerund or present participle: deadlocking, past tense: deadlocked, past participle: deadlocked

    • noun: deadlock, plural noun: deadlocks

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    名詞

    動詞

    • 1. cause (a situation or opposing parties) to come to a point where no progress can be made because of fundamental disagreement the jurors were deadlocked on six charges 同義詞 tie, draw, dead heat
    • (of a contest or game) be in a tie with the score still deadlocked at three-three
    • 2. British secure (a door) with a deadlock you can deadlock any exit door from the outside
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    • IPA[ˈdɛdlɒk]

    英式

    • n.
      a situation, typically one involving opposing parties, in which no progress can be made: an attempt to break the deadlock
    • v.
      cause (a situation or opposing parties) to come to a point where no progress can be made ... the meeting is deadlocked

    Oxford Dictionary