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Synonyms of die in English:


  • 1 he was eighteen when his mother died
    pass away, pass on, lose one's life, depart this life, expire, breathe one's last, draw one's last breath, meet one's end, meet one's death, lay down one's life, be no more, perish, be lost, go the way of the flesh, go the way of all flesh, go to glory, go to one's last resting place, go to meet one's maker, cross the great divide, cross the Styx
    push up the daisies, be six feet under
    North American informal bite the big one, buy the farm, check out, hand in one's dinner pail
    Australian/New Zealand informal go bung
    literary exit
    archaic decease
    [Antonyms] live, survive
  • 2 the last hope that there had been some mistake died
    fade, fall away, dwindle, melt away, dissolve, subside, decline, sink, lapse, ebb, wane, wilt, wither, evanesce, come to an end, end, vanish, disappear
    [Antonyms] exist
  • 3 informal the car gave a stutter and the engine died
    fail, cut out, give out, stop, halt, break down, stop working, cease to function;
    peter out, fizzle out, run down, fade away, lose power
    informal conk out, go kaput, give up the ghost, go phut
    British informal pack up
    [Antonyms] start
  • 4 informal I'm going to die of boredom in this place
    be overcome with, be overwhelmed by, be overpowered by, collapse with, succumb to
  • 5 informal she's just dying to meet you
    be very eager, be very keen, be desperate, long, yearn, burn, ache, itch
    informal have a yen, yen
    [Antonyms] be reluctant
  • Phrases

    die away
    the sound of hoofbeats died away
    fade (away), fall away, dwindle, melt away, subside, ebb, wane, come to an end
    die down
    we sheltered until the wind had died down
    abate, subside, drop, drop off, drop away, fall away, lessen, ease (off), let up, decrease, diminish, moderate, decline, fade, dwindle, slacken, recede, tail off, peter out, taper off, wane, ebb, relent, become weaker, weaken, come to an end
    archaic remit
    die out
    the trout population could die out completely the ceremony has died out in many areas
    become extinct, vanish, disappear, cease to be, cease to exist, be no more, perish, pass into oblivion;
    become less common, become rarer, dwindle, peter out
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