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dead endnoun

uk   us  
[C] a road that is closed at one end, and does not lead anywhere: a dead-end street [S] a situation that has no hope of making progress: Negotiators have reached a dead end in their attempts to find a peaceful solution.
dead-end
verb [I] uk   us   US
If a road or path dead-ends, it is closed at one end, and does not lead anywhere: The road dead-ended halfway up the mountain.
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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