- 1 1.1 (stop living)(violently)he died of cancermatarsehe died in the war(se) murió de cáncerhe died in an accidentmurió en la guerrahe died a happy manmurió or se mató en un accidentemurió felizExample sentences1.2 (be overcome) [colloquial]
to die of boredom/embarrassmentmorirseto die laughingmorirse de aburrimiento/vergüenzaI nearly died!morirse de risacasi me mueroExample sentences1.3 (want very much) [colloquial]to be dying
- In fact, I can't recall any account of an oak tree actually dying from old age; it may be that they go on and on, changing form and surviving until some accident destroys them.
- The fish farmers had to stop their activities, as their fish and shrimp died from the pollution.
- How many people have seen a fox dying from lead shot poisoning?
- I had a look at the Gleaner's cartoon just now and I nearly died laughing!
- I nearly died, as I thought it would be included in web diary but not so prominently.
- I remember drinking with a friend who was wearing a Golden Bear polo shirt; well, I mean, I nearly died.
forsomethingI was dying for a drinkmorirse poralgoto be dying to +me moría de sed infinitiveshe's dying to meet youmorirse por+ infinitivemorirse de ganas de + infinitivese muere por conocertese muere de ganas de conocerteExample sentences
- It is typical of Plazas's professionalism and realism that she is reluctant to advertise a wish list of roles she is dying to tackle.
- I knew you were dying to ask me that important question.
- Actually, I ran out to conduct a chair lift demonstration for our salesman M.K. and his buddies who were dying to see how the whole set-up worked.
- 2 2.1 (cease to exist)(love/hatred)their memory will never diehis secret died with himnunca los olvidaremosthe smile died on his lipsse llevó el secreto a la tumbaold habits die hardse le borró la sonrisa de los labios2.2 (be extinguished)las viejas costumbres no se pierden fácilmente(fire)extinguirseapagarse(light)extinguirseExample sentences2.3 (stop functioning)
(engine/motor)apagarsedejar de funcionarExample sentences
- The fires are dying; other figures are spotted, hard to distinguish amongst the wisps of vapour that drift across the scene.
- When the last of the natural light had died I heard Mathias' voice boom out through the night sky like the last guest trying to hail a cab home.
- I am left alone, to wake and guard, until the seven fires die, and the fire in the pit also goes out.
- If your engine dies in your car, you slow down and stop.
- The engine died as he pulled into the spot and the transmission made a horrible, grinding noise as he shifted into park.
- I took a deep breath and pulled over to park, but before I did the engine just died.
- After the song died down, there was a loud applause and a lot of cheers from the crowd.
- Friday was a bit of a false start as the contractions, if that is indeed what they were died away on Saturday.
- It seems to have died down now that the song's popularity has waned.
noun plural dice Pronunciation: / daɪs /
- 1 (Games) the die is cast to shoot o (British English) play (at) dice to load the diceas straight as a diecargar los dadosno dice (American English) can you lend me 500 bucks? — no dice!derecho hasta decir bastaI tried to fix it, but (it was) no dice¿me prestas 500 dólares? — ¡ni hablar! or ¡ni lo sueñes!traté de arreglarlo, pero no hubo maneratraté de arreglarlo, pero ni modo or no hubo caso (Latin America)Example sentences
- Basically players each choose a team of 5 dice, and take turns throwing a die onto the table.
- Each set replaces a single die in a normal (with the predator dice) game of Bongo.
- To include only a single die in a game that required rolling two or three at the same time would be astounding.
- 2also: plural dies Pronunciation: / daɪz /(Technology) 2.1 (block) 2.2 (mold)Example sentences
- In another metalworking arena, Fantesk may one day be used to lubricate dies, which shape sheet metal into objects such as automobile roofs.
- In the sealing module, seal grids can be snapped in and out of the sealing-grid die to change the shape of the package seal.
- It's fairly easy to grind metal out of a die, but putting it back in presents a real problem.
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