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Princeton's WordNet

  1. draw, standoff, tienoun

    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"

    crosstie, tie-up, lot, drawing card, attractor, haul, linkup, necktie, hook, tie, repulsion, hooking, tie-in, draw poker, affiliation, haulage, draw play, draw, attracter, sleeper, association, attraction, railroad tie, tie beam, link

  2. repulsion, standoffnoun

    the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand

    repulsive force, horror, repugnance, tie, repulsion, draw, revulsion

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  1. List of paraphrases for "standoff":

    confrontation, crisis, impasse, stalemate, deadlock

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  1. Wasco Mayor Alex Garcia:

    While reporting to a standoff here in Wasco, one of our brave Kern County Sheriff Deputies was killed-in-action and one other was shot and wounded.

  2. Anand Menon:

    If there is no-deal then there is a real danger of both sides spiraling downwards and blaming one another, possibly ending in a nasty standoff, we saw during the early days of the pandemic the UK's reluctance to work with the EU in key areas. How bad could that get if talks end in October, then the virus surges in November?

  3. Robert McNally:

    This is an epic standoff.

  4. Mohammadreza Jalaeipour:

    Rouhani has focused on external engagement, but now will be expected to use the political capital to fulfill his other promises, hardliners in Iran have benefited, and civil society has suffered, from the standoff with the West.

  5. John Bolton:

    Right now we are in a classic standoff with North Korea, they want a piece of something that we should not be prepared to give them.

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    An antonym of "besotted"
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    • B. affluent
    • C. stringent
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