2. When a couple is having non-passionate sex and neither seem to be able to reach climax, so they agree to disengage and move on.
2. Rich and Deb were each trying their best to will themselves to orgasm, but after 20 minutes of mindless awkward and slightly painful humping, they agreed they had reached a stalemate, turned on Seinfeld, and called it a night.
2. An event that includes, but is not limited to war, games, and war games, in which neither side participating gains a major advantage or victory over the other for some time. In games, stalemates are usually not permanent, as it often forces one side to use up all their resources, finally giving way to a victory for the one that managed slightly more carefully.
2. The Starcraft game dragged on for 2 hours, until Bob ran out of ore but Tom still had a resource base going. It was just a matter of time from there.
A position counting as a draw, in which a player is not in check but cannot move except into check.
When stubbornness meets and there is no forward motion
deadlock - impasse -
John: Yeh man. Been stressin' all day.
Theo: Ayt, well call Jim and tell him to bring Stevie along with him.
John: Ah man no! Forget that then, Jim's alright but why Stevie? He's become a Stalemate.