• (RP) IPA: /ˈæmpɑːs/, /æmˈpɑːs/, /ˈɪmpɑːs/, /ɪmˈpɑːs/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈɪmpæs/, /ɪmˈpæs/

impasse (plural impasses)

  1. a road with no exit; a cul-de-sac
  2. a deadlock or stalemate situation in which no progress can be made
    • 2010, Clare Vanderpool, Moon Over Manifest
      "Young man, this town is at a bit of an impasse. If you have any suggestion that might help, now would be the time to voice it."

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