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dead end

[′ded ‚end]
The end of a sound studio that has the greater sound-absorbing characteristics.
The portion of a tapped coil through which no current is flowing at a particular switch position.
(science and technology)
The end of a conduit, passage, power line, or similar system having no exit or continuation.

What does it mean when you dream about a dead end?

In a dream, a dead end usually represents the obvious, namely the sense of one’s efforts coming to naught, or pursuing a line of research and reaching a “dead end.”

dead end

1. A length of pipe leading from a soil, waste, or vent pipe, building drain, or building sewer, which is terminated by a plug, cap, or other closed fitting; there is no circulation in this length of pipe, and no waste from a plumbing fixture is fed into it.
2. The point of fastening in a running rope system where the other end is fastened to a rope drum.
3. In concrete work, the end opposite that to which a load is applied.
4. A portion of a corridor in which the travel to an exit is in one direction only.
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She has won an Agatha Award and an Anthony Award for her short stories; she snagged a Lefty Award for the funniest novel of 2007 for her sixth Dead-End Job book, "Murder With Reservations.
But these efforts often backfire when the students end up in dead-end classrooms where they'll be even less likely to learn.
For decades, the pro-life movement has been putting up dead-end signs along the road of abortion.
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This concern made him somewhat old-fashioned (notwithstanding his ideology and idealism) but also precluded the kind of sterile aridity that would eventually dead-end constructivism.
hit such a dead-end during his six-year family history research project.
He's playing a gangster with all the money and dames he can stomach and such a compromised sense of self-worth (thanks for that, dead-end life) that he's now counseling the next generation of toughs how to cheat in their street battles.
The unlinked patches had dead-end corridors or additional area so they matched the habitat area of another patch and its connecting corridor.
O-scale train tracks linked the disparate supports, ran along the floor, and on an elevated dead-end segment of track.
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The sticking point for neighbors is the connection of a dead-end road with Golden Valley Road.