from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having no exit.
  • adj. Permitting no opportunity for advancement: a dead-end job.
  • adj. Informal Tough and rowdy: a dead-end gang.
  • intransitive v. To terminate with no exit or possibility of advancement: The road dead-ends at the lake. That job dead-ends at the end of the year.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Going nowhere; blocked.
  • v. To come to a dead-end
  • n. The end of a road, (or by extension), the end of any event.

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

  • adj. lacking opportunities for development or advancement


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