(something) is dead

You know that plants, animals and people can be "dead", but you can also use "dead" to talk about things that are not alive. Here are some examples:

  • a machine that's stopped working can be "dead":

    My phone's dead. Can I use yours?

  • a party or bar that doesn't have a lot of people can be "dead":

    This place is dead. Let's go somewhere else.

  • if something was being planned but the plan has been abandoned, it's "dead":

    The conference is dead.

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