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dead end (1)

This page is about the collocation dead end (1)

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a point at which no further progress seems possible

For example

  • Unless we compromise, the trade talks will reach a dead end.

  • She knew her acting career had come to a dead end, so she did a writing course.

Quick Quiz

The leads the police had followed were dead ends, so they

a. followed new leads

b. executed the criminals

c. followed them very closely

Contributor: Matt Errey