go dead

idiom

of a machine or device
: to stop working especially because of not having electricity
The phones went dead during the storm.

Examples of go dead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Make your eyes go dead! Adam B. Vary, Variety, 8 Feb. 2023 Until last week, nobody knew if this meant that the live internet feed would go dead. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 4 Oct. 2022 Should the 12-volt battery go dead, the Sonata is the rare hybrid that can jump-start itself. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 24 June 2021 The mechanic says this is normal and this model needs to be driven daily or the battery will go dead. Motormouth Bob Weber, Star Tribune, 16 Oct. 2020

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“Go dead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20dead. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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