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dead

adjective
 
/ded/
A2 not now alive
死んでいる
She’s been dead for 20 years now. There were two firefighters among the dead.
If a piece of equipment is dead, it is not working.
機能が停止した
a dead battery The phone suddenly went dead.
informal If a place is dead, it is too quiet and nothing interesting is happening there.
活気のない
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.
~は死んでもいやだ
I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing a bikini.
drop dead to die very suddenly
ぽっくり死ぬ
as dead as a doornail clearly and obviously dead
間違いなく死んでいる
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.
私の目の黒いうちは絶対させない
“Joe says he’s going to buy a motorbike.” “Over my dead body!”
(Definition of dead from the Cambridge English-Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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