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English noun: die

1. die (artifact) a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers


Synonymsdice


Broader (hypernym)cube, square block


Narrower (hyponym)five, five-spot, four, four-spot, one-spot, six, six-spot

2. die (artifact) a device used for shaping metal


Broader (hypernym)shaping tool


Narrower (hyponym)stamp

3. die (artifact) 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


Broader (hypernym)cutlery, cutter, cutting tool


English verb: die

1. die (change) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life


SamplesShe died from cancer.
The children perished in the fire.
The patient went peacefully.
The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102.


Synonymsbuy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Narrower (hyponym)abort, asphyxiate, buy it, drown, fall, famish, pip out, predecease, starve, stifle, succumb, suffocate, yield


Verb groupbreak, break down, conk out, die, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad


Antonymsbe born

2. die (perception) suffer or face the pain of death


SamplesMartyrs may die every day for their faith.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)endure, suffer


Verb groupbuy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it

3. die (emotion) be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame


SamplesI was dying with embarrassment when my little lie was discovered.
We almost died laughing during the show.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Broader (hypernym)break down, lose it, snap

4. die (change) stop operating or functioning


SamplesThe 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.


ExamplesThese cars won't die


Synonymsbreak, break down, conk out, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)blow, blow out, burn out, crash, go down, malfunction, misfire, misfunction


Verb groupbreak, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it

5. die (emotion) feel indifferent towards


SamplesShe died to worldly things and eventually entered a monastery.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)experience, feel

6. die (emotion) languish as with love or desire


SamplesShe dying for a cigarette.
I was dying to leave.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)ache, languish, pine, yearn, yen

7. die (contact) cut or shape with a die


SamplesDie out leather for belts.


Synonymsdie out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)cut out

8. die (competition) to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)play


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

9. die (change) lose sparkle or bouquet


SamplesWine and beer can pall.


Synonymsbecome flat, pall


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change

10. die (change) disappear or come to an end


SamplesTheir anger died.
My secret will die with me!.


ExamplesThe business is going to die


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)disappear, go away, vanish

11. die (change) suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense)


SamplesWhosoever..believes in me shall never die.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Domain categoryfaith, religion, religious belief









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