Dead End Definition

dĕdĕnd
dead-ends
noun
An end of a street, alley, etc. that has no regular exit.
Webster's New World
A street or road affording no exit.
American Heritage
A situation from which there seems no way to escape, move forward, etc.; an impasse.
Webster's New World
A situation or subject that allows for no progress or development.
American Heritage
adjective
Having only one exit or outlet.
A dead-end street.
Webster's New World
Giving no opportunity for progress or advancement.
A dead-end job.
Webster's New World
Of or characteristic of slums or slum life.
Webster's New World
Tough and rowdy.
A dead-end gang.
American Heritage
A dead-end street.
A dead-end job.
Wiktionary
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verb
To terminate in a dead end.
Webster's New World
To reach or come to a dead end.
To dead-end in a middle management position.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Dead End

Noun

Singular:
dead end
Plural:
dead-ends
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