deadlock noun

ADJ. complete | political

VERB + DEADLOCK end in, reach The negotiations ended in deadlock. The strike appeared to have reached a deadlock. | break, resolve

PREP. in ~ The negotiations were adjourned in deadlock last week. | ~ between the deadlock between striking workers and their employer | ~ in The summit called for an end to the deadlock in the peace talks. | ~ over The government has called new talks in an attempt to break the deadlock over the issue of redundancy money.

PHRASES a state of deadlock Talks between the two sides remain in a state of complete deadlock.