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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? Yeah, it says, "Keep Off the Grass." 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
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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.
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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