verb (used without object)
Words nearby dead-end
Origin of dead-end
Definition for dead-end (2 of 2)
Origin of dead end
Examples from the Web for dead-end
A yellow, ivy-covered house on a dead-end street in Newark, Delaware.
Her father is about to return, and his storyline—long a bit of a dead-end as well—will eventually wrap up, I imagine.‘Still Positive’ Shows Why ‘Homeland’ Hasn’t Jumped the Shark (Yet)|Andrew Romano|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
What they have done is taken a small neighborhood with dead-end streets and turned it into a medical neighborhood.
And if they have both houses, meaning that the vote in the House would not be certain to hit a Senate dead-end, well, look out.
We type onward with our pulseless characters and dead-end subplots looking for the point of it all.Desperately Seeking Charm: Steven Amsterdam on an Elusive Quality|Steven Amsterdam|April 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps the lone human on Jumala herded up into this dead-end valley by the globes or the blue beasts.Star Hunter|Andre Alice Norton
Thirty-five years old and working a dead-end job like this—Sammy was thirty-five.Makers|Cory Doctorow
But to nurse back to health a man who was to be court-martialled and shot, truly that seemed a dead-end occupation.The Backwash of War|Ellen N. La Motte
He was heading into a dead-end street, but there was an alley leading from it.Pursuit|Lester del Rey
The dead-end of nowhere, Neale called it, and the automobile gathered speed as it went by.The Corner House Girls Among the Gypsies|Grace Brooks Hill
British Dictionary definitions for dead-end
Idioms and Phrases with dead-end
A passage that has no exit, as in This street's a dead end, so turn back. [Late 1800s]
An impasse or blind alley, allowing no progress to be made. For example, This job is a dead end; I'll never be able to advance. [c. 1920]