In this audio file, at 0:55, what does deadly mean?
- Causing or likely to cause death
The textbook says 1, but I think 2 is correct.
Source: The ILI English Series, Intermediate 1, Student's book, Page 101
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The word deadly in the phrase deadly secrets is often used figuratively, not literally, to mean a secret which would bring about someone's downfall if it were revealed. It would be a fatal blow to their reputation.
It can also be used to refer to something that threatens health over the long term. An article in a health magazine might be entitled The Seven Deadly Secrets of Fast Food
It can also be used literally, to mean "fatal". He received a deadly wound.
It's 1. A 'deadly secret' is one which if learned by the wrong people would lead to someone's death.
You can have a 'deadly silence' meaning 'complete silence', and there are phrases such as 'dead ahead', 'dead stop', 'dead on time' that mean completely/exactly/totally, but 'deadly' and 'completely' are not, in general, synonyms.