verb (used without object), died, dy·ing.
- to cease to exist; become extinct: Both lines of the family died out before the turn of the century.
- to die away; fade; subside: The roar of the engines died out as the rocket vanished into the clouds.
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Idioms for die
- to die only after a bitter struggle.
- to give way or surrender slowly or with difficulty: Childhood beliefs die hard.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH diedie , dye
Definition for die (2 of 2)
noun, plural dies for 1, 2, 4, dice for 3.
- any of various devices for cutting or forming material in a press or a stamping or forging machine.
- a hollow device of steel, often composed of several pieces to be fitted into a stock, for cutting the threads of bolts or the like.
- one of the separate pieces of such a device.
- a steel block or plate with small conical holes through which wire, plastic rods, etc., are drawn.
verb (used with object), died, die·ing.
Origin of die2
Example sentences from the Web for die
A jumble of split screen video, audio snippets, on-site reporting, and commentary cut-aways followed.Up To a Point: Binge Watching Putin's Propaganda Network|P. J. O’Rourke|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Any plans for you and your fellow Lost-aways to work on future projects together?
Later, while we three cast-aways drifted with the bovine tide, he spoke to Piegan Smith.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
That's a dam downstream aways en the B-line waters a couple o' hundred acres.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
Seein' a platter of ice cream down the table aways, I got up onto my feet, and havin' a good long arm, reached for it.
Dr. Brown aways spoke of men above himself in the social scale as "fine gentlemen."Red Pottage|Mary Cholmondeley
Run-aways were hunted—dogs being used to track them at times.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
British Dictionary definitions for die (1 of 2)
verb dies, dying or died (mainly intr)
Word Origin for die
usage for die
British Dictionary definitions for die (2 of 2)
- a shaped block of metal or other hard material used to cut or form metal in a drop forge, press, or similar device
- a tool of metal, silicon carbide, or other hard material with a conical hole through which wires, rods, or tubes are drawn to reduce their diameter
Word Origin for die
Medical definitions for die
Idioms and Phrases with die
In addition to the idioms beginning with die
- die away
- die down
- die for
- die hard
- die in harness
- die is cast, the
- die laughing
- die off
- die out
- die to
- die with one's boots on
- curl up (and die)
- do or die
- it's to die
- never say die