Definition of 'dead end'
Example sentences containing 'dead end'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Yet this way lies a dead end. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We've come to a dead end? The Sun (2012)If you do come to a dead end, then you have a dilemma. The Sun (2015)I'd come to a dead end the way things were. The Sun (2008)As my graduation drew closer, we could no longer avoid the fact that my dreams of going to college could come to a dead end. Christianity Today (2000)He ran away until he was backed into a dead end, with one security guard in front of him, and one behind. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A few dark corners and dead ends, one feels, would have improved the impressive overall design. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The beauty of Venice is that you cross a bridge, turn a corner and you could come to a dead end or to an enormous square. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
She has done you a favour by ending this dead-end affair. The Sun (2010)End this dead-end secret affair before you get more hurt. The Sun (2012)They know the life of a prodigal is a dead-end street. Christianity Today (2000)Has our relationship hit a dead-end? The Sun (2006)This is a dead-end affair that's going nowhere. The Sun (2015)It's just going to be a dead-end affair for you and you deserve better. The Sun (2016)If your brother is not the sort to settle down, she may realise that theirs is a dead-end affair. The Sun (2013)Learn from this that a happy future lies in working on any difficulties in your marriage, not a dead-end affair. The Sun (2016)
More idioms containing 'dead end'
Trends of 'dead end'
Used Occasionally. dead end is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'dead end'
British English: dead end /dɛd ɛnd/ NOUN
If a street is a dead end, there is no way out at one end of it.
There was another alleyway which came to a dead end.
- American English: dead end
- Arabic: طَرِيق مَسْدُود
- Brazilian Portuguese: beco sem saída
- Chinese: 尽头
- Croatian: slijepa ulica
- Czech: slepá ulička
- Danish: blindgyde
- Dutch: doodlopende straat
- European Spanish: callejón sin salida
- Finnish: umpikuja
- French: impasse
- German: Sackgasse
- Greek: αδιέξοδο
- Italian: senza uscita
- Japanese: 行き止まり
- Korean: 종점
- Norwegian: blindvei
- Polish: ślepa uliczka
- European Portuguese: beco sem saída
- Romanian: fundătură
- Russian: тупик
- Latin American Spanish: callejón sin salida
- Swedish: återvändsgränd
- Thai: ทางตัน
- Turkish: çıkmaz sokak
- Ukrainian: тупик
- Vietnamese: ngõ cụt
Definition of dead end from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.