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dead

adjective   /ded/
A2 not now alive muerto 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. descargado, gastado a dead battery The phone suddenly went dead.
informal If a place is dead, it is too quiet and nothing interesting is happening there. muerto
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. no haría eso ni muerto I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing a bikini.
drop dead
to die very suddenly caer muerto
as dead as a doornail
clearly and obviously dead muerto y bien muerto
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. ¡por encima de mi cadáver! ‘Joe says he’s going to buy a motorbike.’ ‘Over my dead body!’
(Definition of dead from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

dead

adjective /ded/
without life; not living muerto a dead body Throw out those dead flowers.
not working and not giving any sign of being about to work desconectado, cortado The phone/engine is dead.
absolute or complete total, completo There was dead silence at his words He came to a dead stop.
deaden verb
to lessen, weaken or make less sharp, strong etc amortiguar The nurse gave him an injection to deaden the pain.
deadly adjective ( comparative deadlier, superlative deadliest)
causing death mortal a deadly poison.
very great absolutamente He is in deadly earnest (= He is completely serious).
very dull or uninteresting aburridísimo What a deadly job this is.
dead end noun
a road closed off at one end. callejón sin salida
dead-end adjective
leading nowhere sin salida a dead-end job.
dead heat noun
a race, or a situation happening in a race, in which two or more competitors cross the finishing line together empate The race ended in a dead heat.
dead language noun
a language no longer spoken, eg Latin. lengua muerta
deadline noun
a time by which something must be done or finished fecha límite Monday is the deadline for handing in this essay.
deadlock noun
a situation in which no further progress towards an agreement is possible punto muerto, impasse 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-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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