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stalemate noun

ADJ. political

VERB + STALEMATE end in, reach, result in The talks reached (a) stalemate. | break Efforts to break the stalemate in the peace talks continue. | be locked in Discussions are locked in stalemate.

STALEMATE + VERB continue

PREP. ~ between a stalemate between management and unions | ~ in The stalemate in the trade talks continues. | ~ on/over a stalemate over economic union