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English definition of “cul-de-sac”

cul-de-sac

noun [C] uk   /ˈkʌl.də.sæk/ us  
a short road that is blocked off at one endUrban and residential streets a situation that leads nowhere: an intellectual cul-de-sacDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
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