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dead end (2)

This page is about the collocation dead end (2)

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a street or road that traffic enters and leaves at one end only

For example

  • It was a dead end, so I had to do a u-turn to get out.

  • If you're being chased by the police, try to avoid dead ends.

Note:
Related collocations include "dead-end street", "dead-end road", "dead-end lane", etc.

Quick Quiz

A road can be called a "dead end" if it has

a. very little traffic

b. deadly accidents

c. one end blocked off

Contributor: Matt Errey