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  • n. The rigid pose a hunting dog assumes when pointing out game to a hunter.
  • n. By extension, a determined effort.
  • adj. unswervingly dedicated; resolutely determined

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See under Set.
  • n. A concerted scheme to defraud by gaming; a determined onset.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fixed position of a dog in pointing game.
  • n. A determined effort or attempt; a pointed attack: as, to make a dead-set in a game.
  • n. Opposition; resolute antagonism; hostility: as, it was a dead-set between them.
  • n. A concocted scheme to defraud a person in gaming. Grose, Slang Diet.
  • Extremely desirous of, or determined to get or to do, something: generally with on or upon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. fixed in your purpose

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