Definition Of stand-off


a stalemate or deadlock between two equally matched opponents in a dispute or conflict.

the 16-day-old standoff was no closer to being resolved

Example Of stand-off

  • After an uneasy stand-off there was a brief but explosive confrontation.

  • And as a result, he doesn't squander the talents of his cast, throwing in plenty of personality clashes and in-house stand-offs that serve to heighten the precarious nature of Roenick's predicament.

  • As always in most of these stand-offs , the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle.

  • Changes to the running of the network have caused a stand-off between Essex County Council and Colchester Council.

  • Even if the peace process eventually delivers a stable political structure and the end of sectarian stand-offs , the North will struggle to sell itself effectively to foreign investors.

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