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deadhead

1. verb To drive a vehicle that is empty of freight or passengers. Can you deadhead this truck back to its point of origin?
2. noun One who is regarded as dumb, dull, or stupid. Did you see the guy who's wearing two different shoes? What a deadhead.
3. noun A fan of the rock band the Grateful Dead. I used to be a deadhead when I was younger, but I've lost interest in the Grateful Dead over the years.
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deadhead

1. n. a stupid person. Wow, are you a deadhead!
2. tv. & in. [for someone] to return an empty truck, train, airplane, etc., to where it came from. I deadheaded back to Los Angeles.
3. n. a follower of the rock group the Grateful Dead. My son is a deadhead and travels all over listening to these guys.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"All right, Clarence; now tell this lad here that I'm a friend of yours and a dead-head; and that he must be discreet and say nothing about this visit of mine."
This "dead-head pilot" in aviation parlance was seated in the cockpit jumpseat.
Dead-head bedding plants and perennials to encourage more flowers.
| Dead-head winter pansies to keep them producing flowers.
Duretto opened at 1.1 in the photo betting, but it was closer than it looked and those who took that price were strung when a dead-head was called.
If you dead-head them now, repeat-flowering roses should bloom again in late summer providing you fed them earlier on in the season.
In the ornamental gardens, it is advisable for several reasons that you dead-head.
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Continue to dead-head and cut back hardy herbaceous perennials for a final flourish of flowering.
Sudbury is a good choice since fuel shipped north out of southern Ontario results in dead-head space going back south.
The output signal will stop if the pump loses prime, is in a dead-head condition, or if the pump loses pressure due to a broken line.
10 FEED all plants in containers, prune and dead-head to promote more flowers.
Dead-head summer to keep - the bees love them Native to the Canary and Madeira, it is overwinter it in the or take cuttings for There's nothing subtle about it.
Living dead head Dead-head any of your bedding plants that have finished flowering.