dead end (1)

This page is about the collocation dead end (1)

collocation pattern: adjective + noun


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
a) followed new leads b) executed the criminals c) followed them very closely

Contributor: Matt Errey