- 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.
Idioms about die
- to die only after a bitter struggle.
- to give way or surrender slowly or with difficulty: Childhood beliefs die hard.
Origin of die1
synonym study for die
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH diedie , dye
Other definitions for die (2 of 2)
- 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.
Origin of die2
How to use die in a sentence
Running through strange, unlit hallways would be ill advice in real life, and it’s a quick way to die in “Demon’s Souls.”‘Demon’s Souls’ review: The ideal PlayStation 5 launch game|Gene Park|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Engel-Natzke’s father, Tom, whom she got her love of sports from and was her “biggest fan,” Engel-Natzke’s mother said, died in April from covid-19.Emily Engel-Natzke’s dad was her ‘biggest fan.’ He died of covid-19 before her hockey triumph.|Samantha Pell|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
“I really don’t want to die here in front of these kids,” thought the head coach of the Saint John’s Catholic Prep football team.A high school football coach had a heart attack during a game, but didn’t leave until it was done|Kyle Melnick|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
It names the executor of your estate, and it’s used only after a person dies.
He was seen once more in 1801, after Washington had died and freed him and the others he owned in his will.George Washington’s 1795 Thanksgiving celebrated liberty. But the chef behind the feast had none.|Ramin Ganeshram|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Why, some might be asking, am I being so harsh on their work so soon after they died?
The influential al Qaeda propagandist, who was born in New Mexico, died in a U.S. drone strike later that year.
Smith attended both funerals as a cop and as the husband of Police Officer Moira Smith, who died on 9/11.
Charlie ridiculed my faith and culture and I died defending his right to do so.
Father Joel Román Salazar died in a car crash in 2013; his death was ruled an accident, but the suspicion of foul play persists.
There was a rumor that Alessandro and his father had both died; but no one knew anything certainly.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Was he really condemned to an eternal solitude because of the girl who had died so many years ago?
Bits of paper blew aimlessly about, wafted by a little, feverish breeze, which rose in spasms and died away.
Thomas Cooper, an English prelate, died; highly commended for his great learning and eloquence.
William Woodville died; a distinguished English physician and medical writer.
British Dictionary definitions for die (1 of 2)
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
Other 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