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English definition of “dead end”

dead end

noun [C]    
ROAD a road that is closed at one endRoutes and roads in general
SITUATION a situation in which it is impossible to make progress : The peace talks have reached a dead end.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disastersSituations and circumstances
dead-end     /ˌdedˈend/ adjective a dead-end job / relationship a dead-end street
(Definition of dead end noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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