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dead

adjective /ded/
without life; not living a dead body Throw out those dead flowers. not working and not giving any sign of being about to work 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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