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dead end

noun [C] /ˈded ˈend/
a road or path that has no way out at one end: fig. Negotiators have reached a dead end (= have not been successful and cannot go further) in their attempts to find a peaceful solution.
Translations of “dead end”
in Chinese (Traditional) 死路, 困境,絕境…
in Russian тупик…
in Turkish çıkmaz sokak, çıkışı, sonu olmayan bir durum…
in Chinese (Simplified) 死路, 困境,绝境…
in Polish ślepa uliczka…
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