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Definition of 'die'


  1. small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate random numbers
       Synonyms: dice
  2. a device used for shaping metal
  3. a cutting tool that is fitted into a diestock and used for cutting male (external) screw threads on screws or bolts or pipes or rods


  1. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
       Synonyms: decease perish go exit pass away expire pass kick the bucket cash in one's chips buy the farm conk give-up the ghost drop dead pop off choke croak snuff it
       Antonyms: be born
  2. suffer or face the pain of death; "Martyrs may die every day for their faith"
  3. be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame; "I was dying with embarrassment when my little lie was discovered"; "We almost died laughing during the show"
  4. stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
       Synonyms: fail go bad give way give out conk out go break break down
  5. feel indifferent towards; "She died to worldly things and eventually entered a monastery"
  6. languish as with love or desire; "She dying for a cigarette"; "I was dying to leave"
  7. cut or shape with a die; "Die out leather for belts"
       Synonyms: die out
  8. to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player
  9. lose sparkle or bouquet; "wine and beer can pall"
       Synonyms: pall become flat
  10. disappear or come to an end; "Their anger died"; "My secret will die with me!"
  11. suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense); "Whosoever..believes in me shall never die"

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