deadlock

From Wiktionary

Word parts[change]

dead + lock

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
deadlock

Plural
deadlocks

  1. (countable) A deadlock is a situation, usually involving multiple opposing parties, where no progress can be made.

Verb[change]

Plain form
deadlock

Third-person singular
deadlocks

Past tense
deadlocked

Past participle
deadlocked

Present participle
deadlocking

  1. (intransitive) If something is deadlocked, it is in a state where no progress can be made.