\TSOOK-tsvahng\ , noun;
1.A situation in which a player is limited to moves that have a damaging effect.
Zugzwang is the ultimate goal in the game of checkers. Not to achieve zugzwang yourself of course, but to fling one to the opponent. It’s a slippery slope, the zugzwang. Pronouncing zugzwang repeatedly to your opponent might be enough to trap ’em into one.