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English verb: pass away

1. pass away (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, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, 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. pass away (change) go out of existence


SamplesShe hoped that the problem would eventually pass away.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)cease, end, finish, stop, terminate









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