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  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. Patrick Neville:

    It is unprecedented territory, you'll probably see a standoff between the counties, the commissioners who really control the funding... and the sheriffs too and probably against the courts.

  2. Liz Cheney:

    There's still time for an agreement to be reached among lawmakers to pass the funding bill in time to avert a shutdown, but it's unclear for now exactly how the standoff will play out. If it were to happen, a shutdown would likely be brief and over the weekend when many government operations are not open. In a Senate floor speech, Paul elaborated on his concerns, saying of Liz Cheney and the amendment in question.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Phil Flynn:

    The Saudi-Iran standoff is certainly one to worry over given its ramifications for oil supply, but the equity markets selloff is more pressing and difficult to ignore because of the impact of China on the global economy and overall demand for oil.

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