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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An end of a passage, especially a street, that affords no exit.
  • noun A street or road affording no exit.
  • noun A situation or subject that allows for no progress or development.

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  • noun idiomatic A path or strategy that goes nowhere or is blocked on one end.

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  • noun a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
  • noun a passage with access only at one end

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