dead-end

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  • (adjective) IPA(key): /ˈdɛdɛnd/
  • (noun, verb) IPA(key): /dɛdˈɛnd/
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Adjective[edit]

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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Verb[edit]

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!

Noun[edit]

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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