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Significado de “dead” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "dead" - Diccionario Inglés

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uk   /ded/  us   /ded/
  • dead adjective (NOT LIVING)

A2 not now ​living: She's been dead for 20 ​years now. The ​motorcyclist was dead on ​arrival at the ​hospital. He was shot dead (= ​killed by ​shooting)outside his ​home.
C2 mainly UK If a ​part of ​yourbody is dead, you cannot ​feel it: I've been ​sitting with my ​legscrossed for so ​long, my ​rightleg has gone dead.

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  • dead adjective (NOT IN USE)

UK If ​glasses and ​bottles that were ​previouslyfull are dead, they are now ​empty.
In some ​sports, if a ​ball is dead, it is ​outside the ​area of ​play.

deadadjective [before noun], adverb

uk   /ded/  us   /ded/
C1 complete(ly): The ​conductorwaited for dead silence before ​commencing the ​performance. The ​postoffice is dead (= ​straight) ahead. Aim for the dead (= ​exact)centre of the ​target. I always ​try to ​arrive dead (= ​exactly) on ​time.
UK informal very: The ​exam was dead easy. I'm dead ​hungry. "How was the ​film?" "It was dead good."
dead set against (doing) sth (UK also dead against (doing) sth)
to be ​completelyopposed to something: He's dead set againstliving in the ​city. You won't be ​able to ​change his ​mind - he's dead against the ​plan.
dead set on (doing) sth
to be very ​determined to do or have something: Martha's dead set on having a new ​bike.


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

Significado de "dead" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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deadadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ded/
no ​longerliving: dead ​leaves Local ​residentsfound the ​whale dead on the ​beach.
If a ​piece of ​machinery or ​equipment is dead, it is no ​longerworking: a dead ​battery The ​phonesuddenly went dead.
infml If you ​describe a ​place as dead, you ​mean there is not much ​activity there that ​interests you: I ​love my ​hometown, but as a ​teenager I always ​found it dead.
complete or ​exact: The ​conductorwaited for dead ​silence before ​lifting his ​baton. He ​aimed for the dead ​center of the ​target.

deadadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ded/
completely or ​extremely: After a hard day’s ​work, I was dead ​tired.


 us   /ded/
  • dead noun (DEAD PEOPLE)

[pl] people who are no ​longerliving: She did not ​know any of the ​nameslisted among the dead.
  • dead noun (DEEPEST PART)

[U] the ​deepest or most ​extremepart of something
(Definition of dead from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "dead" - Diccionario Inglés para los negocios

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uk   us   /ded/
no ​longer existing, or no ​longer having ​success or making ​progress: Some believe that ​employeeloyalty to ​organizations is dead because lifetime ​employment is no ​longer possible. The ​onlineserviceattracted far fewer ​customers than ​predicted and is practically dead, ​analysts said. She ​saved a nearly dead $250 million ​deal to ​renovate the ​downtownarea.
if a ​place is dead, nothing is ​happening there: Taxi ​driversreported that ​business was ​slow and the ​airport has been dead.
used to describe a ​machine or ​equipment that has ​stoppedworking: go dead The ​phoneline went dead.
dead in the water
having ​failed and very unlikely to have any ​success in the future: Mr Winters said his ​plans for a ​managementbuyout were dead in the water.
(Definition of dead from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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