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Definition of dead adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

dead

 adverb
adverb
NAmE//dɛd//
 
(informal)
 
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  • completely; exactly You're dead right! He's dead against the idea. The sight made him stop dead in his tracks (= stop suddenly). She's dead set on getting (= determined to get) this new job. Her office is dead ahead at the end of the hallway.
  • Idioms exactly right Her judgment is dead on.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: dead