dead-end

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

dead-end (comparative more dead-end, superlative most dead-end)

  1. Going nowhere; blocked.
    a dead-end street
    a dead-end job

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VerbEdit

dead-end (third-person singular simple present dead-ends, present participle dead-ending, simple past and past participle dead-ended)

  1. (US) To come to a dead-end
    Watch out! The road dead-ends in 200 yards and there's nowhere to turn around!

NounEdit

dead-end (plural dead-ends)

  1. The end of a road, (or by extension), the end of any event.
    We turned into the street and realised it was a dead-end.
    Mary realised her relationship with Jim had hit a dead-end.

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Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 17:21