dead-end definition

  • adjective:
    • Having no exit.
    • Permitting no chance for advancement: a dead-end task.
    • Informal Hard and rowdy: a dead-end gang.
    • Going nowhere; obstructed.
    • lacking opportunities for development or development
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To end with no exit or chance for development: The road dead-ends within lake. That task dead-ends after the season.
  • verb:
    • To come to a dead-end
  • noun:
    • the termination of a road, (or by extension), the termination of any occasion.

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