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deadlock

noun block, blockage, check, checkmate, dead end, dead heat, dilemma, draw, drawn battle, drawn game, frustration, impasse, insoluble difference, no decision, obstruction, paralysis, predicament, quandary, stalemate, stand off, standstill, state of inaction, state of indecision, state of inertia, state of neutralization, stoppage, stumbling block, tie
Associated concepts: deadlock breaking instructions, deaddocked corporation, jury deadlocked, tie vote
See also: abeyance, bar, check, clog, draw, halt, impasse, impede, interruption, quagmire, stem
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If this escalation continues both camps will be locked in a deadly embrace.
Riedel's final statement is that the "Pakistanis and AmericansC*transform what has long been a deadly embrace into a union of minds with a common purpose: to defeat the jihad monster.
He claims that 'by allying with Germany and losing the War, Hungary got herself locked into a deadly embrace with the Soviet Union.
The post titled "Beyond Communal Attacks" by Muhammad Nurul Huq who straightway rightly opined: "recent attacks on Hindus and their property demonstrate the immensely sad but blunt reality that even after forty two years of democratic pluralistic existence, the religious minority of Bangladesh have not been able to save themselves from the deadly embrace of communal fire.
Then there was the ivy wrapped around the branches of several of the fallen, like a deadly embrace, contributing most would suspect to their eventual downfall.
Problem time looms big-time for Madison Castelli, the beautiful, talented, street-smart journalist with the 'full seductive lips', in the new Jackie Collins tale, Deadly Embrace (Simon & Schuster, pounds 16.
Sorry was the easiest word for a Deputy PM struggling to escape the deadly embrace of a broken tuition promise.
The two ideas - no extra powers and a referendum - were thus entangled in a deadly embrace.
Pakistan's insecurity and ambition, along with the US need to protect itself from terrorists, ensure continuation of a deadly embrace.
The Catholic Bishops Conference newspaper printed a front page story - Politics and Showbusiness, A Deadly Embrace.