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Translation of "dead" - English-German dictionary

dead

adjective /ded/
without life; not living tot a dead body Throw out those dead flowers.
not working and not giving any sign of being about to work tot The phone/engine is dead.
absolute or complete völlig There was dead silence at his words He came to a dead stop.
deaden verb
to lessen, weaken or make less sharp, strong etc abtöten The nurse gave him an injection to deaden the pain.
deadly adjective
causing death tödlich a deadly poison.
very great äußerst He is in deadly earnest (= He is completely serious).
very dull or uninteresting sterbenslangweilig What a deadly job this is.
dead end
a road closed off at one end. die Sackgasse
dead-end adjective
leading nowhere ausweglos a dead-end job.
dead heat
a race, or a situation happening in a race, in which two or more competitors cross the finishing line together. totes Rennen The race ended in a dead heat.
dead language
a language no longer spoken, eg Latin. tote Sprache
deadline noun
a time by which something must be done or finished letzter Termin Monday is the deadline for handing in this essay.
deadlock noun
a situation in which no further progress towards an agreement is possible das Patt Talks between the two sides ended in deadlock.
to set a deadline (not dateline) for finishing a job.
(Definition of dead from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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