Dead-set meaning

(figuratively) By extension, a determined effort.

I might not graduate first in my class, but I'll make a dead set at it.

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Unswervingly dedicated; resolutely determined.

If John is dead set on marrying Catherine, his parents' objection will only provoke a falling out.

The governor is dead set against the concealed weapons permit legislation and will veto it even if it costs her the re-election.

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Alternative spelling of dead set.
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Alternative spelling of dead set.
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The motionless stance of a hunting dog in pointing game.
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A resolute attack or effort.
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(hunting) The rigid pose a hunting dog assumes when pointing out game to a hunter.

The judge at the dog show took points off the Irish setter's dead set because its right ear twitched a few times.

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