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noun [countable] blind alley pronunciation in British English
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singularblind alley
pluralblind alleys
  1. 1
    a process that was expected to bring useful results but in fact achieves nothing

    This type of research turned out to be a blind alley.

  2. 2
    a narrow path between or behind buildings, that is closed at one end

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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