Translation of dead in Spanish:
- 1 (no longer alive)(person/animal/plant)he's deadshe has been dead for 50 yearsestá muertodead bodyhace 50 años que murióhe was dead on arrival at the hospitalcuerpo (masculine) sin vidato drop deadcuando llegó al hospital ya había muertodrop dead!caerse muertoto shoot/strike somebody dead¡vete al demonio or al diablo!wanted, dead or alivematar a alguien a tiros/a golpesmore dead than alivese busca: vivo o muertoas dead as a dodo o doornailmás muerta que vivadead and buriedlong after I'm dead and buriedrequetemuerto [colloquial]dead and goneall this will be yours when I'm dead and gonemucho después de que esté muerto y enterrado or de que esté bajo tierradead men tell no talestodo esto será tuyo cuando yo me mueranot to be seen o caught dead [colloquial]I wouldn't be seen o caught dead in that hatlos muertos no hablan→ body 1 3yo no me pondría ese sombrero ni muerta or ni locaExample sentences
- The driver didn't know whether the person he hit was dead or alive.
- We waited what seemed an eternity not knowing if she would come back dead or alive.
- An ambulance was called but the boy was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.
- 2 2.1 (numb) (usually predicative) my feet have gone dead with the cold2.2 (unresponsive) See examples:to be deadse me han dormido los pies del frío
tosomethingshe remained dead to my pleasser sordo aalgohe remained dead to pitypermaneció sorda a mis súplicasnada lo movía a compasión [literary]Example sentences
- She said that her left leg had gone dead and that she had fallen out of bed.
- Have you ever woken up with a dead arm?
- His foot is dead and they need to operate immediately to save what's left of his leg.
- The grin was gone, and his voice had gone so emotionally dead that it was almost frightening.
- When a woman's voice from a car alongside him calls his name, his face is emotionless, blank, dead.
- A person who has always been truly alone is one who will be emotionally dead.
- 4 4.1 (obsolete)(language)(custom)a dead metaphoren desuso4.2 (past, finished with)una metáfora lexicalizada(issue)the matter is dead and buriedel asunto ya está enterrado, a lo pasado, pisadoExample sentences4.3 (in bar, restaurant) [colloquial]is this glass/bottle dead?
¿ha terminado ya con el vaso/la botella?Example sentences
- After being served our desert we had to call a waiter to clear all the dead glasses away.
- The place is covered in empty pizza boxes, dead bottles of booze and cigarette butts.
- There was about half a minute of total dead silence before she could manage any words.
- Since disaster struck the students have been making frantic phone calls only to be greeted by dead silence.
- And if you can hold eight hundred people in dead silence and hear a pin drop you know something's going right.
- He thought that it was a dead issue, he had dealt with that.
- Now that the Eastern Corridor is a dead issue, dramatic action needs to be taken to address the transport woes in the region.
- In any case, unless there's some clear photo from tonight, I think this issue may be dead.
- 5 5.1 (not functioning)(wire/circuit)desconectado(telephone)desconectado(battery)the line suddenly went deaddescargado5.2 (not alight)de repente se cortó (la comunicación)(fire/coals/match)Example sentences5.3 (quiet, not busy)
(town/hotel/party)the dead seasonin the dead hours of the nightla temporada bajaa altas horas de la noche or de la madrugadaExample sentences5.4 (Finance)
- Jim stepped away from the cold embers of the dead fire and walked into the jungle.
- But the next day, the fire was dead. With no one to feed it, it went out while men were sleeping.
- When she arrived at his house he wasn't there - the fire in the hearth was dead and he'd gone off into the bush.
Example sentences5.5 (Sport)
- But you can always count on some activity even mid week where other places are dead.
- Turned out the place was dead, hardly worth turning up for.
- Got sent home early since the place was dead, a nice change to actually get the last bus.
- Many economists regard defence outlays as dead money, money that produces nothing of measurable value.
- Renting in Swindon is quite expensive and it's dead money really but I'd rather compromise on that and see the world instead.
- Start a pension scheme and try to get on the property ladder as quickly as possible, as rent is dead money.
- If an umpire is struck by a batted ball in that position, the ball is dead.
- Keep in mind that on such plays the ball is not dead and the batter-runner may try for four bases at his own risk if he chooses.
- But a decision about an actual goal being scored when the ball is dead ought to be checked if there is any doubt in the ref's mind or even if there's not.
- I'm not criticising anyone but it's just a dead surface and there's no response from it.
- But after last night's rain I knew the ground would be on the dead side and if he didn't fall he'd have a chance.
- He demonstrated that even on dead pitches a degree of aggression can bring dividends.
- Before Kat could respond, the line went dead and the faint beeping of the phone began to bother her.
- The television was dead and would not respond at all.
- Don't sign any software agreement until you have read the fine print carefully, otherwise you could one day find yourself with a very dead computer.
- You can create closed loops and boxes without short circuits by using dead connectors.
- Moving the crossbeam was the most desirable option, and the power lines appeared dead.
- I came back last week from a spell in Istanbul to discover that the power in my flat was dead.
- 6 6.1 (as intensifier) in dead silencehe collapsed in a dead fainten un silencio absoluto or totalto come to a dead halt/stopse desplomó totalmente inconscienteshe's in dead earnestparar en secowe're in dead trouble if they catch us (British English) [slang]lo dice muy en serio6.2 (exact) See examples: to be on a dead level with somethingsi nos agarran estamos fritos [colloquial]como nos cojan nos la cargamos (Spain) [colloquial]estar exactamente al mismo nivel que algo
- 1 1.1 (exactly) dead on targetshe was dead on time (especially British English)justo en el blanco1.2 (directly) dead aheadllegó puntualísimajusto delanteExample sentences1.3 (suddenly) See examples: to stop dead
he stopped the ball deadparar en secoparó la pelota en secoExample sentences
- She spotted the Lich Tower dead ahead, and figured it had to be just another mile's walk.
- One lay dead ahead in a section all by itself, and she guessed that it probably belonged to Cal.
- There was a ninety-degree turn to the left, and a street sign dead ahead.
- I promise I will fire at least twelve shots, and that at least nine will be dead on target.
- Many DJ's finish dead on midnight, we on the other hand continue to play if the night is still swinging.
- We got there at dead on 6: 30, and there were plenty of people who arrived even later.
- 2 2.1 (absolutely) [colloquial](straight/level)dead slowdead drunklentísimodead tiredcompletamente borrachocomo una cuba [colloquial]I'm dead broke you're dead rightcansadísimoyou're dead wrongtienes toda la razónto be dead certain o sureestás muy equivocadoto be dead beatestar totalmente seguro2.2 (as intensifier) [slang]it was dead easyestar hecho polvo [colloquial]I'm dead boredestuvo regalado or tirado [colloquial]estoy aburridísimo or muerto de aburrimientoExample sentences
- John's description of it is both unusually amusing and absolutely dead accurate.
- Businessman John Walker is dead certain his funeral will go to plan.
- I am dead certain we have the talent needed for winning in the Olympic games.
- It's been a dead easy week, radio-wise - just like having your own PR company working for you.
- And the story of her and Bob at the VW Bus weekend was dead funny too, especially when she acted out the parts of some of the people she met!
- It sounds dead good and I fancy having a go.
- 1 (+ plural verb) the deadto rise from the deadlos muertosthey were screaming fit to wake the deadresucitar de entre los muertoschillaban a grito pelado [colloquial]
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