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  Definition of standoff
  1. the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand
  2. 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"
Similar Words: repulsion, draw, tie

 

Hyponyms: dead heat, stalemate

 

Derivational Morphology: repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat back, fight off, rebuff, drive back, tie, draw

 

 
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