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dead endnoun

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(Definition of dead end from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dead endnoun [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 ​theirattempts to ​find a ​peacefulsolution.
(Definition of dead end from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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dead endnoun [C]

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a ​situation that is unlikely to be ​successful or to make any ​progress: We had several ​customerleads that all ​turned out to be ​deadends. It's very demoralizing for her; she perceives that her ​career is at a ​dead end.reach/hit a dead end Plans to ​build a new ​toll road have ​reached a ​dead end.
(Definition of dead end from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dead end”
in Chinese (Simplified) 死路, 困境,绝境…
in Turkish çıkmaz sokak, çıkışı, sonu olmayan bir durum…
in Russian тупик…
in Chinese (Traditional) 死路, 困境,絕境…
in Polish ślepa uliczka…
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