Definition of 'deadly'
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It was the deadliest attack on forces in the capital in over six months. The Sun (2016)Thousands of patients could benefit from a blood test that can detect lung cancer up to five years before potentially deadly symptoms appear. Times, Sunday Times (2016)THE risk of a deadly heart attack almost doubles in cold spells, say researchers. The Sun (2016)They were surrounded by hyenas, crocodiles and hippos and while in the swamps they went barefoot so they would feel a potentially deadly crocodile beneath their feet. The Sun (2016)As things take a turn for the worse after the nuptials, it seems there could be a deadly combination of heights, champagne and a swimming pool. The Sun (2016)This deadly combination puts its debt on a potentially explosive path. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Does that mean the virus is getting more deadly? Times, Sunday Times (2009)The swift progress of the deadly disease was fearful to watch. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)These men all needed urgent medical intervention for an illness as real and potentially deadly as cancer. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They were also afflicted with more aggressive and deadly forms of the disease. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yet the figure that emerges from these pages is deadly dull. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Physical inactivity and a rich diet are a deadly combination. The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)And then it all gets explosive and deadly. The Sun (2015)The only time he is deadly serious is when talking about work. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Of course she feels bitter but to try and spread a deadly disease is a wicked way of seeking vengeance. The Sun (2006)To me it sounds deadly dangerous. The Sun (2010)It can still be deadly dangerous. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was something terrible and deadly. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)Why are some places interesting, others deadly dull? Times, Sunday Times (2010)There, he is deadly when he gets a sniff. Times, Sunday Times (2014)No, it would have been deadly and hugely dangerous. The Sun (2012)Just 5 can buy a vaccine that protects against deadly childhood diseases. The Sun (2013)
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British English: deadly ADJECTIVE
If something is deadly, it can kill a person or animal.
…a deadly disease affecting dolphins.
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