dead set


adjective

  1. firmly decided or determined; resolved: His family was dead set against the marriage.

noun

  1. a serious or determined attempt; firm effort: He made a dead set at winning the championship.
  2. Hunting. the stiff posture assumed by a hunting dog in indicating the presence and location of game.

adverb

  1. absolutelyhe is dead set against going to Spain

noun

  1. the motionless position of a dog when pointing with its muzzle towards game

adjective

  1. (of a hunting dog) in this position

interjection

  1. Australian slang an expression of affirmationdead set, I worked from dawn to dusk

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