Translation of "dead" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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dead adjective (NOT LIVING)

A2 not now living

She's been dead for 20 years now. 到现在她已经去世20年了。
The motorcyclist was dead on arrival at the hospital. 那位摩托车手被送到医院时已经死亡。
He was shot dead (= killed by shooting) outside his home. 他在家门外被人开枪打死了。

C2 mainly UK If a part of your body is dead, you cannot feel it.

I've been sitting with my legs crossed for so long, my right leg has gone dead. 我翘着二郎腿坐了很久,结果右腿都麻木了。

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dead adjective (NOT IN USE)

UK If glasses and bottles that were previously full are dead, they are now empty.


In some sports, if a ball is dead, it is outside the area of play.


dead adjective (BORING)

C2 If a place is dead, it is too quiet and nothing interesting happens there.

The city centre is quite lively during the day, but it's totally dead at night. 市中心白天相当热闹,晚上却死气沉沉。

dead adjective (EQUIPMENT)

B2 If a piece of equipment is dead, it is not working.

a dead battery 没电的电池
The phone suddenly went dead. 电话突然不能用了。

deadadjective [ before noun ], adverb

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C1 complete(ly)

The conductor waited for dead silence before commencing the performance. 乐队指挥等观众们完全静下来后才开始演出。
The post office is dead (= straight) ahead. 邮局就在前面。
Aim for the dead (= exact) centre of the target. 瞄准靶子的正中心。
I always try to arrive dead (= exactly) on time. 我总是尽量按时到达。


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the dead [ plural ]

dead people

Three children were among the dead. 死者中有3名儿童。
A ceasefire has been called to allow the survivors to bury their dead. 人们呼吁停火以便幸存者能够掩埋他们死去的亲人。

(Translation of “dead” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)