stalemate

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stalemate /ˈsteɪlˌmeɪt/ noun
plural stalemates
stalemate
/ˈsteɪlˌmeɪt/
noun
plural stalemates
Learner's definition of STALEMATE
: a contest, dispute, competition, etc., in which neither side can gain an advantage or win
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[count, noncount] : a situation in chess in which a player cannot successfully move any of the pieces and neither player can win compare checkmate

— stalemate

verb stalemates; stalemated; stalemating [+ object]
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