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dead

adjective
 
/ded/
A2 not now alive
morto
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.
descarregado, parado
a dead battery The phone suddenly went dead.
informal If a place is dead, it is too quiet and nothing interesting is happening there.
morto
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.
nem morto
I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing a bikini.
drop dead to die very suddenly
cair morto
as dead as a doornail clearly and obviously dead
mortinho da silva
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.
só passando por cima do meu cadáver
“Joe says he’s going to buy a motorbike.” “Over my dead body!”
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