to snub completely
the loss or suspension of the video or audio signal during a television or radio transmission
temporary loss of sensation in the arm, caused by a blow to a muscle
a way of referring to the ball when it is not in play and cannot be used by any player, usually because it has travelled beyond a boundary line
If you are dead-beat, you are very tired and have no energy left.
data that is no longer relevant
If you describe someone or something as a dead duck, you are emphasizing that you think they have absolutely no chance of succeeding .
If a street is a dead end, there is no way out at one end of it.
You can refer to the dead hand of a particular thing when that thing has a bad or depressing influence on a particular situation.
To dead-head a plant which is flowering means to remove all the dead flowers from it.
If a race or contest is a dead heat, two or more competitors are joint winners, or are both winning at a particular moment in the race or contest. In American English, you can say that a race or contest is in a dead heat .
a key on the keyboard of a typewriter which does not automatically advance the carriage when depressed
temporary loss of sensation in the leg, caused by a blow to a muscle
a direct lifting without any mechanical assistance, as of a dead weight
the intrinsic invariable weight of a structure, such as a bridge . It may also include any permanent loads attached to the structure
a person, thing, or situation that is completely useless or unprofitable
If you say that someone is dead meat, you mean that they are in very serious trouble that may result in them being hurt or injured in some way .
a lake between Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank, now 430.5 m (1412 ft) below sea level ; originally 390 m (1285 ft): the lowest lake in the world, with no outlet and very high salinity; outline, esp at the southern end, reduced considerably in recent years. Area: originally about 950 sq km (365 sq miles); by 2016 about 605 sq km (234 sq miles)
See blind spot (sense 4 )
the interval of time immediately following a stimulus, during which an electrical device, component, etc, is insensitive to a further stimulus
printed on paper
a wire that is not carrying current
People or things that have been used for a very long time and that are no longer considered to be useful can be referred to as dead wood .
an area of water that cannot support marine life, being virtually devoid of oxygen due to the presence of nitrates that stimulate algae growth
If you describe someone as, for example, drop-dead gorgeous, you mean that they are so gorgeous that people cannot fail to notice them.
those who have died
If someone is declared brain-dead, they have suffered brain death .
the position of maximum ( top dead center ) or minimum ( bottom dead center ) extension of a crank and a connecting rod, in which both are in the same straight line
the exact top ( top dead centre ) or bottom ( bottom dead centre ) of the piston stroke in a reciprocating engine or pump
→ the Dead Heart
something that has ceased to be useful or relevant
If you say that a law or agreement is a dead letter, you mean that it still exists but people ignore it.
a piece of solemn funeral music played to accompany a procession, esp at military funerals
type that has already been used or is not going to be used
any Eurasian plant of the genus Lamium, such as L . alba (white dead-nettle), having leaves resembling nettles but lacking stinging hairs : family Lamiaceae ( labiates )
→ dead center
→ to be a dead ringer for sb
a period during which there is very little activity either in business or in the political world
designating a landing made by an aircraft or spacecraft without using power
relating to a stroke made that has no kickback or reverberation
A dead weight is a load which is surprisingly heavy and difficult to lift .
people who are very dull and boring
a dead end:
something such as a plan, a project, or a course of action that has no future and will not develop any further
an account that is no longer being used and on which no transactions have taken place for a considerable length of time