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  1. die
    IPA[dī]
  2. verb

    • 1. (of a person, animal, or plant) stop living:

      the king died a violent death she died of cancer the sheep died from the heat
      Synonym : pass away, pass on, lose one's life, depart this life, expire, breathe one's last, draw one's last breath, meet one's end, meet one's death, lay down one's life, be no more, perish, be lost, go the way of the flesh, go the way of all flesh, go to glory, go to one's last resting place, go to meet one's maker, cross the great divide, cross the Styx, give up the ghost, kick the bucket, bite the dust, croak, flatline, conk out, buy it, turn up one's toes, cash in one's chips, go belly up, shuffle off this mortal coil, go the way of the dinosaurs, push up the daisies, be six feet under, snuff it, peg out, pop one's clogs, hop the twig/stick, bite the big one, buy the farm, check out, hand in one's dinner pail, go bung, exit, decease
    • 2. be killed for (a cause):

      they were prepared to die for their country
    • 3. have a specified status at the time of one's death:

      the inventor died a pauper
    • 4. become extinct:

      many species died out
    • 5. be forgotten:

      her genius has assured her name will never die
    • 6. become less loud or strong:

      after a while, the noise died down at last the storm died away
      Synonym : fade, fall away, dwindle, melt away, dissolve, subside, decline, sink, lapse, ebb, wane, wilt, wither, evanesce, come to an end, end, vanish, disappear
    • 7. (of a plant) decay from the tip toward the root:

      rhubarb dies back to a crown of buds each winter
    • 8. die one after another until few or none are left:

      the original founders died off or retired
    • 9. (of a fire or light) stop burning or gleaming.

    • 10. (of a machine) stop functioning or run out of electric charge:

      three toasters have died on me my cell phone died while I was trying to contact him
      Synonym : fail, cut out, give out, stop, halt, break down, stop working, cease to function, peter out, fizzle out, run down, fade away, lose power, conk out, go kaput, give up the ghost, go phut, pack up
    • 11. used to emphasize that one wants to do or have something very much:

      they must be dying for a drink he's dying to meet you
      Synonym : be very eager, be very keen, be desperate, long, yearn, burn, ache, itch, have a yen, yen
    • 12. used to emphasize feelings of shock, embarrassment, amusement, or misery:

      we nearly died laughing when he told us I nearly died when I saw them I'm simply dying of thirst
    • 13. have an orgasm.

  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: die, 3rd person present: dies, gerund or present participle: dying, past tense: died, past participle: died

    • noun

      a small cube with each side having a different number of spots on it, ranging from one to six, thrown and used in gambling and other games involving chance.

      a game played with dice.

    • verb

      play or gamble with dice:

      cut (food or other matter) into small cubes:

    • noun

      singular form of dice

      a device for cutting or molding metal into a particular shape.

    • adjective

      on the point of death:

      occurring at or connected with the time that someone dies:

    • verb

      (of a person, animal, or plant) stop living:

      become extinct:

    • noun

      a small cube with each side having a different number of spots on it, ranging from one to six, thrown and used in gambling and other games involving chance.

      a game played with dice.

    • verb

      play or gamble with dice:

      take risks with; run the risk of:

    • noun

      singular form of dice

      a device for cutting or moulding metal into a particular shape.

    • adjective

      on the point of death:

      occurring at or connected with the time that someone dies:

    • noun

      a period in which a significant proportion of a population dies naturally, usually within a short time.

      a process causing die-off.

    • adjective

      (of a metal object) formed by pouring molten metal into a reusable mold:
    • verb

      make (a metal object) by pouring molten metal into a mold.
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