Translation of "dead" - English-Russian dictionary


adjective uk /ded/ us

A2 not now alive

мертвый, погибший
She's been dead for 20 years now.
He was shot dead by a masked intruder.
There were three children among the dead.

B2 If a piece of equipment is dead, it is not working.

недействующий, неработающий
a dead battery
The phone suddenly went dead.
QUIET informal

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

глухой, тихий
COMPLETE [ always before noun ]


полный, совершенный
We waited in dead silence as the votes were counted.
BODY mainly UK

If part of your body is dead, you cannot feel it.

онемевший, потерявший чувствительность
My arm's gone dead.
wouldn't be caught/seen dead informal

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.

ни за что на свете
[ + doing sth ] I wouldn't be caught dead wearing a bikini.
drop dead informal

to die very suddenly

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