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English verb: expire

1. expire (stative) lose validity


SamplesMy passports expired last month.


Synonymsrun out


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)discontinue

2. expire (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, die, drop dead, exit, 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

3. expire (body) expel air


SamplesExhale when you lift the weight.


Synonymsbreathe out, exhale


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)breathe, respire, suspire, take a breath


Narrower (hyponym)blow, snort


Antonymsbreathe in, inhale, inspire









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