Significado de “dead” - en el Diccionario Inglés


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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 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.

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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.

deadadjective [ before noun ], adverb

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C1 complete(ly):

The conductor waited for dead silence before commencing the performance.
The post office 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 completely opposed to something:

He's dead set against living 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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(Definición de dead del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

dead en inglés americano

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deadadjective [ not gradable ]

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dead adjective [ not gradable ] (NOT LIVING)

no longer living:

dead leaves
Local residents found the whale dead on the beach.

If a piece of machinery or equipment is dead, it is no longer working:

a dead battery
The phone suddenly 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.

dead adjective [ not gradable ] (COMPLETE)

complete or exact:

The conductor waited for dead silence before lifting his baton.
He aimed for the dead center of the target.

deadadverb [ not gradable ]

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dead adverb [ not gradable ] (COMPLETELY)

completely or extremely:

After a hard day’s work, I was dead tired.


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dead noun (DEAD PEOPLE)

[ pl ] people who are no longer living:

She did not know any of the names listed among the dead.

dead noun (DEEPEST PART)

[ U ] the deepest or most extreme part of something

(Definición de dead del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

dead en inglés de negocios

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no longer existing, or no longer having success or making progress:

Some believe that employee loyalty to organizations is dead because lifetime employment is no longer possible.
The online service attracted far fewer customers than predicted and is practically dead, analysts said.
She saved a nearly dead $250 million deal to renovate the downtown area.

if a place is dead, nothing is happening there:

Taxi drivers reported that business was slow and the airport has been dead.

used to describe a machine or equipment that has stopped working:

go dead The phone line 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 management buyout were dead in the water.

(Definición de dead del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)