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

  • adjective Having no exit except for going back the way one came.
  • adjective Permitting no opportunity for progress or advancement.
  • adjective Informal Tough and rowdy.
  • intransitive verb To terminate with no exit.

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  • adjective Going nowhere; blocked.
  • verb US To come to a dead-end
  • noun The end of a road, (or by extension), the end of any event.

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  • adjective lacking opportunities for development or advancement

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