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die1 British & World English

(Of a person, animal, or plant) stop living

die2 British & World English

singular form of dice.

dies in die2 British & World English

A device for cutting or moulding metal into a particular shape

die-in British & World English

A demonstration in which people lie down as if dead

die-off British & World English

A period in which a significant proportion of a population dies naturally, usually within a short time

bobsy-die British & World English

A great deal of fuss or trouble

die hard in die1 British & World English

Disappear or change very slowly

die hard British & World English

Disappear or change very slowly

die-cast British & World English

(Of a metal object) formed by pouring molten metal into a reusable mould

die link British & World English

An established connection between coins struck from the same die

sine die British & World English

(With reference to business or proceedings that have been adjourned) with no appointed date for resumption

die-sinker British & World English

A person who engraves dies used to stamp designs on coins or medals

do or die in do1 British & World English

Persist, even if death is the result

do or die British & World English

Persist, even if death is the result

do-or-die British & World English

Showing or requiring a determination not to compromise or be deterred

die in bed in die1 British & World English

Undergo death from natural causes

to die for in die1 British & World English

Extremely good or desirable

die in bed British & World English

Undergo death from natural causes

to die for British & World English

Extremely good or desirable

die-stamping British & World English

A method of embossing paper or another surface using a die

die a death in die1 British & World English

Come to an end; cease or fail to be popular or successful

die a death British & World English

Come to an end; cease or fail to be popular or successful

right-to-die British & World English

Pertaining to, expressing, or advocating the right to refuse extraordinary measures intended to prolong someone’s life when they are terminally ill or comatose

never say die in die1 British & World English

Used to encourage someone not to give up hope in a difficult situation

die in harness British & World English

Die before retirement

never say die British & World English

Used to encourage someone not to give up hope in a difficult situation

die like flies in fly2 British & World English

Die or collapse in large numbers

die like flies British & World English

Die or collapse in large numbers

die back in die1 British & World English

(Of a plant) decay from the tip toward the root

die off in die1 British & World English

Die one after another until few or none are left

die on one's feet in die1 British & World English

Come to a sudden or premature end

die on the vine in die1 British & World English

Be unsuccessful at an early stage

the die is cast in die2 British & World English

An event has happened or a decision has been taken that cannot be changed

die on the vine British & World English

Be unsuccessful at an early stage

the die is cast British & World English

An event has happened or a decision has been taken that cannot be changed

die on one's feet British & World English

Come to a sudden or premature end

die with one's boots on British & World English

Die in battle or while actively occupied

die with one's boots on in boot1 British & World English

Die in battle or while actively occupied

die on the Order Paper in Order Paper British & World English

(Of a bill) fail to be voted on before the end of a legislative session

die on the Order Paper British & World English

(Of a bill) fail to be voted on before the end of a legislative session

dieback British & World English

A condition in which a tree or shrub begins to die from the tip of its leaves or roots backwards, owing to disease or an unfavourable environment

diehard British & World English

A person who strongly opposes change or who continues to support something in spite of opposition

cross my heart in cross British & World English

Used to emphasize the truthfulness and sincerity of what one is saying

ash dieback British & World English

A serious fungal disease of the European ash, characterized by the progressive death of the tree’s branches

cross my heart British & World English

Used to emphasize the truthfulness and sincerity of what one is saying


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