Translation of "dead" - English-Italian dictionary

dead

adjective uk /ded/ us /ded/

A2 not now alive

morto, deceduto
She’s been dead for 20 years now. È morta ormai da 20 anni.
There were two firefighters among the dead. C’erano due pompieri tra i deceduti.

If a piece of equipment is dead, it is not working.

fuori uso, scarico
a dead battery una batteria scarica
The phone suddenly went dead. Il telefono all’improvviso è andato fuori uso.

informal If a place is dead, it is too quiet and nothing interesting is happening there.

deserto
wouldn’t be caught/seen dead

If someone wouldn’t be caught dead in a place or doing something, they would never go there or do it, usually because it would be too embarrassing.

non mi farei vedere neanche morto
I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing a bikini. Non mi farei vedere neanche morta in bikini.
drop dead

to die very suddenly

morire sul colpo
as dead as a doornail

clearly and obviously dead

morto stecchito
over my dead body!

If you say something will happen over your dead body, you mean that you will do everything you can to prevent it.

passando sul mio cadavere
‘Joe says he’s going to buy a motorbike.’ ‘Over my dead body!’ “Joe dice che vuole comprare una motocicletta.” “Manco morto!”

(Translation of “dead” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)