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synonyms for dead-ends

  • choke off
  • crimp
  • foil
  • impede
  • obstruct
  • stall
  • stonewall
  • thwart
  • balk
  • block
  • confound
  • corner
  • crab
  • cramp
  • defeat
  • mystify
  • nonplus
  • pigeonhole
  • prevent
  • puzzle
  • shelve
  • snooker
  • stump
  • cramp one's style
  • cut off
  • dead-end
  • give the runaround
  • hang fire
  • hang-up
  • hold off
  • hold up
  • put on back burner
  • put on hold
  • throw a monkey wrench into
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antonyms for dead-ends

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  • abet
  • advance
  • aid
  • assist
  • forward
  • help
  • support
  • allow
  • clarify
  • clear up
  • enlighten
  • explain
  • explicate
  • let go
  • release
  • encourage
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How to use dead-ends in a sentence

Under the one-sixth they appear as slender, highly refractive fibers with double contour and, often, curled or split ends.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Eggs and nestlings were found lying on the bare soil at the inner ends of the burrows; no nesting material was found.
SUMMER BIRDS FROM THE YUCATAN PENINSULAERWIN E. KLAAS
The inner ends of the burrows were enlarged with a depression in the floor, where the eggs were laid.
SUMMER BIRDS FROM THE YUCATAN PENINSULAERWIN E. KLAAS
When he plays a sonata it is as if the composition rose from the dead and stood transfigured before you.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
To-day I'm more dead than alive, as we had a lesson from him yesterday that lasted four hours.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
It is a fearsome thing for a man to be left alone in the dead of night with a young baby.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
If they are Ancients and dead then let them be buried and left to the archæological excavator.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
The landlady had related the tragic history of the dead mother and the invalid aunt.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
He is dead; but his three sons have the estate yet, and I think they would keep their father's promise to the Indians.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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