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dead

2 adverb
     
dead2 S3 informal
1 completely
dead right/wrong
'It's a crazy idea.' 'You're dead right!'
dead straight/flat
The road was dead straight.
dead quiet/calm/still
Everything suddenly went dead still.
be dead (set) against something (=completely disagree with something)
Her family were dead against the marriage.
He was obviously dead drunk.
When he saw her, he stopped dead in his tracks (=suddenly stopped moving completely).
2 spoken very:
He was dead good-looking.
It sounded dead boring.
dead beat/tired (=very tired)
3 [+ adjective/adverb] directly or exactly:
I stared dead ahead at the doorway.
The bus arrived dead on time.

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