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standoff Explained

standoff at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


standoff at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] a situation in which neither side in a fight or battle can gain an advantage//

standoff at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

52 Moby Thesaurus words for "standoff":
Tweedledum and Tweedledee, aloof, arrest, bell, check, checkmate,
cutoff, dead heat, dead stop, deadlock, distant, draw, end,
endgame, ending, even break, even chance, fair shake, fifty-fifty,
final whistle, full stop, grinding halt, gun, half a chance, halt,
insociable, knotted score, lockout, neck-and-neck race, odds,
photo finish, reserved, sit-down strike, solitary, square odds,
stalemate, stand, standoffish, standstill, stay, stop, stoppage,
strike, the same, tie, toss, toss-up, touch and go,
uncompanionable, walkout, withdrawn, work stoppage

standoff at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Equality [Sameness of quantity or degree]): equality, parity, symmetry, balance, poise, evenness, monotony, equivalence, equilibrium, par, identity, similarity, equalization, equation, equilibration, distinction without a difference, six of one and half a dozen of the other, coordination, tie game, neck and neck race, tie, draw, standoff, dead heat, match, peer, equal, mate, fellow, brother, equivalent.

standoff at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the
winner is undecided; "the game ended in a draw"; "their
record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie" [syn: {draw}, {tie}]
2: the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful
defensive stand [syn: {repulsion}]

standoff at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* stand off
  • stand-off (adjective)


    Inter: compound » stand|off


    *Inter: audio » en-us-standoff.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A device which maintains a fixed distance between two objects, especially between a surface and a sign or electrical wiring.
    1. A deadlocked confrontation between antagonists (see stand off and verb below).
    2. :I dont want to get involved in the standoff between those two.''

      Derived terms

      * Mexican standoff

  • standoffish


    Inter: en-verb » stands off|standing off|stood off

  • Inter: nonstandard spelling of » stand off

    Usage notes

    * Inter: en-usage-verb-particle-solid » stand|off

  • Translation: ar » standoff
    Translation: de » standoff
    Translation: et » standoff
    Translation: gl » standoff
    Translation: ko » standoff
    Translation: io » standoff
    Translation: hu » standoff
    Translation: pl » standoff
    Translation: fi » standoff