Standoff



noun
1.
a standing off or apart; aloofness.
2.
a tie or draw, as in a game.
3.
something that counterbalances.
4.
a prop for holding the top of a ladder away from the vertical surface against which it is leaning.
5.
Electricity. an insulator that supports a conductor above a surface.
adjective
6.
standing off or apart; aloof; reserved:
an uncordial and standoff manner.
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) the act or an instance of standing off or apart
2.
a deadlock or stalemate
3.
any situation or disposition of forces that counterbalances or neutralizes
4.
(rugby) short for stand-off half
verb (adverb)
5.
(intransitive) to navigate a vessel so as to avoid the shore, an obstruction, etc
6.
(transitive) to keep or cause to keep at a distance
7.
(intransitive) to reach a deadlock or stalemate
8.
(transitive) to dismiss (workers), esp temporarily
standing on one’s head

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