- 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
“We know covid-19 is spreading due to people engaging in these high-risk activities, and it needs to stop or more Prince Georgians will get sick and die,” he said.National Harbor curfew issued for minors as D.C. region sets coronavirus record for 17th day|Rachel Chason, Dana Hedgpeth, Fenit Nirappil|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Between 2017 and 2019, 114 people were injured and one person died in crashes involving e-scooters, according to the District Department of Transportation.D.C. Council weighs making it easier for e-scooter riders to collect damages after crashes|Luz Lazo|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Despite stringent lockdown measures in place since March, widespread community transmission has allowed the highly contagious virus to creep back into facilities through asymptomatic employees, threatening the elderly residents most at risk of dying.Maryland and Virginia nursing homes battle explosive covid-19 outbreaks — again|Rebecca Tan, Rachel Chason|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
In these places, the number of people who have died of covid-19 in the United States is the same or many times greater than the county’s population.How much is 250,000 deaths? Enough to empty wide swaths of the country.|Lauren Tierney, Tim Meko|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Either make arrangements before you die, or tell a close family member what you want done.
Slander iz played on a tin horn, while truth steals forth like the dieing song ov a lute.Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings|Henry Wheeler Shaw
It's more interesting than dieing, and will be a novelty in this house.Bab: A Sub-Deb|Mary Roberts Rinehart
This summer, great death chanced in this land, manie dieing of the pestilence, wherewith sundrie places were infected.Chronicles (3 of 6): Historie of England (1 of 9)|Raphaell Holinshed
Don't see how the cattle live at all and there is lots of them dieing.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands|H. Hagedorn.
My private opinyun ov a coquet iz, that if they suckceed in dieing an old maid, they dont deserve all the punishment they receive.The Complete Works of Josh Billings|Henry W. Shaw
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
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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