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dead

1. Lacking any excitement, vitality, etc. This place is dead, man. Let's bounce. That restaurant is always dead during lunch hour. I have no idea how they stay open.
2. Exhausted to the point of no longer being able to function. I'm usually pretty dead by the time I get home after going to the gym after work, so I just eat dinner and go to bed. I could tell my players were giving it their best, but after 90 minutes, their legs were just dead.
3. No longer working at all due to a malfunction or breakdown. My computer is dead. I can't even turn it on.
4. Having been drained of all power, as of a battery. These batteries are dead. Do you have any new ones? My phone is dead, and it's going to take a while to charge it.
5. Absolutely. You'd better be dead certain about this decision, because you can't take it back.
6. Exact(ly). See that sign? The one dead ahead. You've got to hit the button in the dead center or else it won't work.
7. Abruptly or suddenly, and often without further movement. The deer stopped dead in its tracks when it heard me coming. He was able to stop the car dead on the edge of the cliff.
8. slang Defunct or having no power or possibility of coming into effect. That bill was dead even before it reached the senate—public opinion killed it.
9. No longer having any significance or bearing on anything. As far as I'm concerned, that's a dead issue, so let's stop discussing it.
10. Total or utter. There was dead silence in the room when she announced her resignation.
11. slang A term used to indicate that one thinks something is extremely funny (so much so that they've died laughing). Typically used as a hashtag on social media. OMG that's hilarious! #dead

dead

1. mod. quiet and uneventful; boring. The day was totally dead.
2. mod. very tired. I went home from the office, dead as usual.
3. mod. dull; lifeless; flat. This meal is sort of dead because I am out of onions.
4. mod. no longer effective; no longer of any consequence. That guy is dead—out of power.
5. mod. [of an issue] no longer germane; no longer of any importance. Forget it! It’s a dead issue.
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Now it appears that the dodo--pretty much the avatar of extinction: you don't get deader than one, without being a doornail--was equally guilty of unwise lifestyle choices.
NEW Zealand managed a 45-26 victory over South Africa in Pretoria last week having already sealed the Tri-Nations title the previous week, and the rubber is even deader as the sides meet again today.
His first thriller, Zwarte sneeuw (2003; Black snow) was an immediate success and was followed by Dode lijken (2003; Dead corpses), Rode rozen (2004; Red roses), Doder dan dood (2005; Deader than dead), and the forthcoming Bloter dan bloot (More than naked).
Bush, the notions that some people might be too dangerous or unstable to trust with a firearm or that assault weapons do not belong in civilized society are deader than a wild turkey in hunting season.
Hormonal activity notwithstanding, they're deader even than the broken bodies who turn them on, commodity--culture zombies too bored and disaffected even to bother dying first.
My extremely healthy pine was deader than a bag of hammer handles but just didn't know it yet.
Nothing kills a sale deader than a dealer yelling "Yikes
It's a Miramax film called Deader, I play the chief villain called Winter - he's the king of the underworld, a bit like the Waco cult leader.
For his educational foes, Dewey was now dead and needed to be made deader if communism was going to be defeated and Americanism was to triumph.
They are deader than a doornail under Clinton's successor.
And I needn't remind you that Hudson Foods is deader than roadkill.
One prominent Catholic theologian claims there's nothing deader than a dead pope.
On the other hand, is anything deader right now than alternative fuels?
So it should follow that a dead newspaper would be even deader.
And when I disappeared under the bed, behind the long black dress of the closet, when I turned into words at the kitchen table, bologna, mischievous, fluorescent, when I grew faster than the parti- colored flash cards, a quotient, a divider, a remainder, then a continent, yellow Asia, brown Australia, mysterious blue South America and castanets clicked in my fingers and my heart grew claws that scratched to get out, where were you, wooden Indian deader than the Chief who stood outside Bernie's Cigar Shop all nicked and carved and scuffed with just one good eye left to look out on Ontario Street and the swirling ice-floed Mohawk River?