Standoff meaning

stăndôf, -ŏf
A standing off or being stood off.
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A deadlocked confrontation between antagonists (see stand off and verb below).

I don't want to get involved in the standoff between those two.

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Nonstandard spelling of stand off.
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A situation in which one force or party neutralizes or counterbalances the other and further action is prevented; a standstill.

A standoff between demonstrators and the police.

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A tie or draw, as in a contest.
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A counterbalancing or equalizing effect.
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A tie or draw in a game or contest.
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That stands off.
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A device which maintains a fixed distance between two objects, especially between a surface and a sign or electrical wiring.
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Origin of standoff