how to pronounce sackgasse

zakɡasə

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“… dann doch noch in einer sackgasse zu und …”

meanings of sackgasse

noun:

  1. Stalemate; deadlock (stagnation that is due to an inability or unwillingness to reach a compromise).
  2. Impasse (stagnation that one can only overcome by fundamentally changing one's approach).
  3. Dead end (something that does not lead one to the intended result).
  4. Dead-end street; cul-de-sac.