incagliarsi

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb incagliarsi, which means to reach a deadlock. Given the problems with Greece and the European Union, I figured that this would be a good verb to know in order to describe the often tense negotiations! See the verb used below:

Dopo mesi di negoziazioni, i paesi europei hanno finalmente deciso di aiutare la Grecia. Quando si erano incagliati senza una soluzione, pensavo che la Grecia lasciasse l’Unione Europea.

After months of negotiations, the European countries finally decided to help Greece. When they had reached a deadlock without any solution, I thought Greece might leave the European Union.