dead end


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dead end

n.
1.
a. An end of a passage, especially a street, that affords no exit.
b. A street or road affording no exit.
2. A situation or subject that allows for no progress or development.

dead end

n
1. another name for cul-de-sac
2. a situation in which further progress is impossible
3. : dead-end (as modifier): a dead-end street; a dead-end job.
vb
(intr) chiefly US and Canadian to come to a dead end

dead′ end′


n.
1. a street, corridor, etc., that has no exit.
2. a position with no hope of progress; blind alley.
[1885–90]

dead′-end′



adj.
1. terminating in a dead end.
2. offering no possibility for advancement: a dead-end job.
3. living in the slums: a dead-end kid.
v.i.
4. to terminate in a dead end.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dead end - a passage with access only at one enddead end - a passage with access only at one end
passage - a way through or along which someone or something may pass
2.dead end - a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible; "reached an impasse on the negotiations"
situation - a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"

dead end

noun
1. impasse, deadlock, stalemate, standstill, standoff We have reached a dead end.

dead end

noun
A course leading nowhere:
Translations
طَرِيق مَسْدُودطَريق مَسْدود
slepá uliceslepá ulička
blind vejblindgydelukket vej
SackgasseStichstraße
umpikuja
slijepa ulica
blindgata
行き止まり
종점
slepa ulica
återvändsgränd
ทางตัน
ngõ cụt

dead end

n (also) (fig) → vicolo cieco

dead

(ded) adjective
1. without life; not living. a dead body; Throw out those dead flowers.
2. not working and not giving any sign of being about to work. The phone/engine is dead.
3. absolute or complete. There was dead silence at his words; He came to a dead stop.
adverb
completely. dead drunk.
ˈdeaden verb
to lessen, weaken or make less sharp, strong etc. That will deaden the pain.
ˈdeadly adjective
1. causing death. a deadly poison.
2. very great. He is in deadly earnest (= He is completely serious).
3. very dull or uninteresting. What a deadly job this is.
adverb
extremely. deadly dull; deadly serious.
dead end
a road closed off at one end.
ˈdead-end adjective
leading nowhere. a dead-end job.
dead heat
a race, or a situation happening in a race, in which two or more competitors cross the finishing line together.
dead language
a language no longer spoken, eg Latin.
ˈdeadline noun
a time by which something must be done or finished. Monday is the deadline for handing in this essay.
ˈdeadlock noun
a situation in which no further progress towards an agreement is possible. Talks between the two sides ended in deadlock.

to set a deadline (not dateline) for finishing a job.

dead end

طَرِيق مَسْدُود slepá ulička blindgyde Sackgasse αδιέξοδο callejón sin salida umpikuja impasse slijepa ulica senza uscita 行き止まり 종점 doodlopende straat blindvei ślepa uliczka beco sem saída тупик återvändsgränd ทางตัน çıkmaz sokak ngõ cụt 尽头
References in classic literature ?
To this day I am not quite certain whether it was the name of any human habitation, a lonely caserio with a half-effaced carving of a coat of arms over its door, or of some hamlet at the dead end of a ravine with a stony slope at the back.
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It can lead to the economic dead end of communism, the free studead end of the welfare state and the population dead end of environmentalism.
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Small-town life has never been funnier than in Jack Gantos' Dead End in Norvelt.
At this point there is no motion to keep the street a dead end.
Islamist Palestinian group Hamas has stressed that inter-Palestinian reconciliation, which Egypt is brokering, has reached a dead end because Cairo insists that the Islamists sign the deal without heeding their comments, the Beirut leftist daily AS SAFIR reported Tuesday.
Clamp the dead end of the rope to the three-inch piece of rope.
Our biggest challenge with a Dead End is to immediately recognize it.
I experience solitude as a living end, not a dead end.