dead end Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “dead end” - Learner’s Dictionary

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
/ˌdedˈend/ adjective
a dead-end job/relationship a dead-end street
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…
(Definition of dead end from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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