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die

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Plain form
die

Third-person singular
dies

Past tense
died

Past participle
died

Present participle
dying

  1. (intransitive) If a person or animal dies, it stops living.
    His father died last year in a car crash.
    The song is about her brother who died young at the age of ten.
    Many more people die of heart attacks than from violence.
    She died a natural death.
  2. (intransitive) If something dies, it stops existing.
    The idea died once the money was all gone.
    Rock and roll will never die.
  3. (intransitive) If a machine dies, it stops working.
    The car died suddenly on the highway.
    My computer died on me over the weekend.
  4. (intransitive) If you're dying for something, you want it very much.
    I'm dying for a chance to meet him.

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Noun[change]

Singular
die

Plural
dies

A die in a machine
  1. (countable) A die is a piece of metal or other hard material used to shape, cut, or mold a product.


Noun[change]

Singular
die

Plural
dice

Two red dice
  1. (countable) A die is a cube, each side of which is marked with a different number of spots from 1 to 6.