verb (used with or without object)
Related formsun·dead·locked, adjective
Examples from the Web for deadlock
John Avlon talks to a former FBI hostage negotiator about how to break the deadlock.
Billionaire investor expresses impatient with deadlock, but says investors expect limited irrationality from D.C.Warren Buffett Slams Debt Ceiling Drama as "Damn Dumb"|CNBC|September 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The problem is it may take years—even decades—until they reach a deadlock too painful to endure.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by hundreds of points in response to the deadlock in Washington.Stock Market Ignores Washington Brinksmanship Due to Strong Economy|Daniel Gross|December 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Both Obama and Romney are deploying a small army of lawyers in case of a deadlock or voting irregularities.Obama, Romney Lawyers Spoiling for Recount as Election Day Unfolds|Ben Jacobs|November 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
After the hot toil of the autumn attack and counter-attack, there had come a deadlock to the wearied troops.Young Hilda at the Wars|Arthur Gleason
A deadlock, accompanied by the most surly feelings on both sides, threatened the very existence of the young government.History of the United States|Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
Along the line of the Sereth, and in the Bukovina, deadlock was reached in the spring of 1917.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
He thought it more prudent not to answer, and was seeking a change of subject that would put an end to the deadlock.L-bas|J. K. Huysmans
Dissatisfied Republicans saw the deadlock and laid it upon the shoulders of the President.The New Nation|Frederic L. Paxson