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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.

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.
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Dahlia flowers don't last long but a single plant can produce scores, even hundreds of flowers - if it's dead-headed diligently.
Once the flowers fade the work starts again, the sooner they are dead-headed after shedding their petals, the better production of new growth and flower buds for the following year.
Throughout their growing season plants should be dead-headed regularly to keep them producing flowers, but from September allow them to set seed.
Mine were very late this year, but they'll be dead-headed the minute the blooms falter.
They should be mulched in spring, dead-headed when flowers fade and watered in summer.
She watered them, dead-headed them, loved them - the fruits of her first foray into gardening.
Late-flowering roses should be dead-headed regularly using sharp secateurs.
The pressurized up-flow tower must withstand the maximum pressure of the pump in a dead-headed condition or a pressure relief system must be in place.
PANSIES are one of the stalwarts of the winter garden, lasting right through to the spring if they are regularly dead-headed and groomed.
Meanwhile, keep winter pansies and primulas dead-headed as you would in summer.
Dead-headed and fed regularly, they will flower throughout the summer.