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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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To prevent deadly embrace, the printFromSocket() function does the "to the end but not beyond" read discussed previously.
But it's Deadly Embrace that policymakers must reach for first.
Locked in a deadly embrace, each dependent on the other for power, these two aging combatants resort to crude methods to keep themselves in the game.
Deadly Embrace by Jackie Collins (Simon and Schuster pounds 16.
I'm on a deadline for my latest book, Deadly Embrace, and I am chained to my desk.
Here, Israelis and Palestinians are locked, in the words of Michael Bell, the Canadian ambassador to Tel Aviv, "in a deadly embrace which neither side can get out of.
Her tragedy, along with her children's, is that Maureen might very well die, not for them, but because her love for Robert and Scott might yet not be enough to keep her out of heroin's deadly embrace
He tells how a big industrial union arose in the 1930s from the ashes of the craft union crushed in 1892 and how the deadly embrace of past conflicts gave way to a tender embrace that produced deadening results in the long run.