dead-end


1dead–end

adjective \ˈded-ˌend\

Definition of DEAD-END

1
a :  lacking opportunities especially for advancement <a dead–end job>
b :  lacking an exit <a dead–end street>
2
:  unruly <dead–end kids>
dead–end·ed·ness \ˌded-ˈen-dəd-nəs\ noun

First Known Use of DEAD-END

1919

2dead–end

verb \ˈded-ˈend\

Definition of DEAD-END

intransitive verb
:  to come to a dead end :  terminate <the road dead–ends at the lake> <the investigation dead–ended>

First Known Use of DEAD-END

1944

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