Meaning of DIE in English

DIE

/ daɪ; NAmE / verb , noun

■ verb ( dies , dying , died , died )

1.

die (of / from sth) | die (for sth) to stop living :

[ v ]

to die of / from cancer

Her husband died suddenly last week.

He died for his beliefs.

That plant's died.

I'll never forget it to my dying day (= until I die) .

( informal )

I nearly died when I saw him there (= it was very embarrassing) .

[ vn ]

to die a violent / painful / natural, etc. death

[ v - adj ]

She died young.

At least they died happy.

[ v - n ]

He died a poor man.

2.

[ v ] to stop existing; to disappear :

The old customs are dying.

His secret died with him (= he never told anyone) .

The words died on my lips (= I stopped speaking) .

3.

[ v ] ( of a machine ) to stop working :

The engine spluttered and died.

My car just died on me .

IDIOMS

- be dying for sth / to do sth

- die a / the death

- die in your bed

- die laughing

- old habits, traditions, etc. die hard

- to die for

—more at cross verb , fly noun , say verb

PHRASAL VERBS

- die away

- die back

- die down

- die off

- die out

■ noun

1.

a block of metal with a special shape, or with a pattern cut into it, that is used for shaping other pieces of metal such as coins, or for making patterns on paper or leather

2.

( especially NAmE ) = dice

IDIOMS

- the die is cast

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WORD ORIGIN

verb Middle English : from Old Norse deyja , of Germanic origin; related to dead .

noun Middle English : from Old French de , from Latin datum something given or played, neuter past participle of dare .

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