Definition of Standoff
a deadlock between two parties refusing to give in
Examples of Standoff in a sentence
During the police standoff, the fugitive refused to surrender even though he was surrounded. 🔊
Jen and her parents were at a standoff, with her refusing to eat her Brussel sprouts and them refusing to let her leave the table. 🔊
The feuding couple was at a standoff, and both the husband and wife refused to agree to an out of court settlement. 🔊
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