dead end

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noun \ˈded-ˈend\

Definition of dead end

  1. 1 :  an end (as of a street) without an exit

  2. 2 :  a position, situation, or course of action that leads to nothing further

Examples of dead end in a Sentence

  1. We came to a dead end and had to turn around.

  2. My career has hit a dead end.

1886

First Known Use of dead end

1886


DEAD END Defined for English Language Learners

dead end

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noun

Definition of dead end for English Language Learners

  • : a street that ends instead of joining with another street so that there is only one way in and out of it

  • : a situation, plan, or way of doing something that leads to nothing further


DEAD END Defined for Kids

dead end

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noun

Definition of dead end for Students

  1. :  an end (as of a street) with no way out



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