Impasse

Definition of Impasse

Im`passe´   Pronunciation: ăN`päs´; E. ĭm`pås´
n.1.An impassable road or way; a blind alley; cul-de-sac; fig., a position or predicament affording no escape.
The issue from the present impasse will, in all probability, proceed from below, not from above.
- Arnold White.

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bar, barrier, blank wall, blind alley, blind gut, block, blockade, blockage, bottleneck, box, cecum, choking, choking off, clog, congestion, constipation, corner, costiveness, cul-de-sac, dead end, dead-end street, dilemma, embolism, embolus, extremity, fix, gorge, halt, hole, impediment, infarct, infarction, jam, obstacle, obstipation, obstruction, pickle, plight, pocket, scrape, sealing off, stalemate, stand, stand-off, stop, stoppage, strangulation
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