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dead-end

[ded-end] /ˈdɛdˈɛnd/
adjective
1.
terminating in a dead end:
a dead-end street.
2.
Also, dead-ended. having no possibility for or hope of progress, advancement, etc.:
a low-level, dead-end job.
3.
leading a life in the slums:
growing up as a tough dead-end kid.
verb (used without object)
4.
to come to a dead end:
The road dead-ends at the lake.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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