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die 1

 (dī)
intr.v. died, dy·ing (dī′ĭng), dies
1. To cease living; become dead; expire.
2. To cease existing, especially by degrees; fade: The sunlight died in the west.
3. To experience an agony or suffering suggestive of that of death: nearly died of embarrassment.
4. Informal To desire something greatly: I am dying for a box of chocolates. She was dying to see the exhibit.
5.
a. To cease operation; stop: If your vehicle dies, stay with it.
b. To be destroyed, as in combat: could see the remains of two aircraft that had died in the attack.
6. To become indifferent: had died to all worldly concerns.
Phrasal Verbs:
die back Botany
To be affected by dieback.
die down
To lose strength; subside: The winds died down.
die off
To undergo a sudden, sharp decline in population: Rabbits were dying off in that county.
die out
To cease living completely; become extinct: tribes and tribal customs that died out centuries ago.
Idioms:
die hard
1. To take a long time in passing out of existence: racial prejudices that die hard.
2. To resist against overwhelming, hopeless odds: radicalism that dies hard.
die on the vine
To fail, as from lack of support, especially at an early stage: a plan that died on the vine.
to die for Informal
Remarkable or highly desirable.

[Middle English dien, probably from Old Norse deyja; see dheu- in Indo-European roots.]

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dies used to coin the euro

die 2

 (dī)
n. pl. dies or dice (dīs)
1. pl. dies A device used for cutting out, forming, or stamping material, especially:
a. An engraved metal piece used for impressing a design onto a softer metal, as in coining money.
b. One of several component pieces that are fitted into a diestock to cut threads on screws or bolts.
c. A part on a machine that punches shaped holes in, cuts, or forms sheet metal, cardboard, or other stock.
d. A metal block containing small conical holes through which plastic, metal, or other ductile material is extruded or drawn.
2. pl. dies Architecture The dado of a pedestal, especially when cube-shaped.
3. pl. dice
a. A small cube marked on each side with from one to six dots, usually used in pairs in gambling and in various other games.
b. dice (used with a sing. verb) A game of chance using dice.
tr.v. died, die·ing, dies
To cut, form, or stamp with or as if with a die.
Idioms:
load the dice
1. To make an outcome highly probable; predetermine a result: "These factors merely load the dice, upping the odds that a household will fall into a certain ... income distribution" (Thomas G. Exter).
2. To put another at a distinct disadvantage, as through prior maneuver: The dice were loaded against the defendant before the trial.
no dice
1. Of no use; futile.
2. Used as a refusal to a request.
the die is cast
The decision has been made and is irrevocable.

[Middle English de, gaming die, from Old French, from Latin datum, given, from neuter past participle of dare, to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots.]

die

(daɪ)
vb (mainly intr) , dies, dying or died
1. (Biology) (of an organism or its cells, organs, etc) to cease all biological activity permanently: she died of pneumonia.
2. (of something inanimate) to cease to exist; come to an end: the memory of her will never die.
3. (often foll by: away, down, or out) to lose strength, power, or energy, esp by degrees
4. (often foll by: away or down) to become calm or quiet; subside: the noise slowly died down.
5. (General Engineering) to stop functioning: the engine died.
6. to languish or pine, as with love, longing, etc
7. (usually foll by of) informal to be nearly overcome (with laughter, boredom, etc)
8. (Theology) theol to lack spiritual life within the soul, thus separating it from God and leading to eternal punishment
9. (tr) to undergo or suffer (a death of a specified kind) (esp in phrases such as die a saintly death)
10. (foll by to) to become indifferent or apathetic (to): to die to the world.
11. never say die informal never give up
12. die hard to cease to exist after resistance or a struggle: old habits die hard.
13. die in harness to die while still working or active, prior to retirement
14. be dying (foll by: for or an infinitive) to be eager or desperate (for something or to do something): I'm dying to see the new house.
15. to die for informal highly desirable: a salary to die for.
[Old English dīegan, probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse deyja, Old High German touwen]
Usage: It was formerly considered incorrect to use the preposition from after die, but of and from are now both acceptable: he died of/from his injuries

die

(daɪ)
n
1. (Tools)
a. a shaped block of metal or other hard material used to cut or form metal in a drop forge, press, or similar device
b. a tool of metal, silicon carbide, or other hard material with a conical hole through which wires, rods, or tubes are drawn to reduce their diameter
2. (Tools) an internally-threaded tool for cutting external threads. Compare tap26
3. (Metallurgy) a casting mould giving accurate dimensions and a good surface to the object cast. See also die-cast
4. (Architecture) architect the dado of a pedestal, usually cubic
5. (Games, other than specified) another name for dice2
6. (Gambling, except Cards) another name for dice2
7. as straight as a die perfectly honest
8. the die is cast the decision that commits a person irrevocably to an action has been taken
[C13 dee, from Old French de, perhaps from Vulgar Latin datum (unattested) a piece in games, noun use of past participle of Latin dare to play]

die1

(daɪ)
v.i. died, dy•ing.
1. to cease to live; undergo the complete and permanent cessation of vital functions; become dead.
2. to cease to exist; vanish: The happy look died on her face.
3. to lose force, strength, or active qualities.
4. to cease to function; stop: The engine died.
5. to pass gradually; fade or subside gradually (usu. fol. by away, out, or down).
6. to faint or languish.
7. to suffer as if fatally: I'm dying of boredom!
8. to pine with desire, love, longing, etc.
9. to desire keenly: I'm dying for a cup of coffee.
10. Theol. to lose spiritual life.
11. to be no longer subject; become indifferent: to die to worldly matters.
12. die away, (of a sound) to become fainter and then cease altogether.
13. die down, to become calm or quiet; subside.
14. die off, to die one after another until the number is greatly reduced.
15. die out,
a. to cease to exist; become extinct.
b. to die away; fade; subside.
Idioms:
1. die hard, to give way or cease to exist only slowly or after a bitter struggle: Childhood beliefs die hard.
2. die on the vine, (of an idea, plan, or the like) to be rejected or ignored before having a chance to be developed.
3. to die for, stunning, remarkable: That dress is to die for.
[1150–1200; Middle English dien, deien < Old Norse deyja; akin to dead, death]
syn: die, perish mean to relinquish life. To die is to cease to live from any cause or circumstance; it is used figuratively of anything that has once displayed activity: He died of cancer. Her anger died. perish, a more literary term, implies death under harsh circumstances such as hunger or violence; figuratively, it connotes permanent disappearance: Hardship caused many pioneers to perish. Ancient Egyptian civilization has perished.

die2

(daɪ)

n., pl. dies for 1,2,4; dice for 3; n.
1.
a. any of various devices for cutting or forming material in a press or a stamping or forging machine.
b. a hollow device of steel for cutting the threads of bolts or the like.
c. a steel block or plate with small conical holes through which wire, plastic rods, etc., are drawn.
2. an engraved stamp for impressing a design upon some softer material.
3. sing. of dice.
v.t.
5. to impress, shape, or cut with a die.
Idioms:
the die is cast, the irrevocable decision has been made.
[1300–50; Middle English de < Old French de(i)]

die

When a person, animal, or plant dies, they stop living. When a person, animal, or plant is dying, they are so ill or injured that they will not live much longer. The other forms of die are dies, dying, died.

Blake died in January, aged 76.
The elm trees are all dying.

When someone dies as a result of a disease or injury, you can say that they die of the disease or injury or die from it.

An old woman dying of cancer was taken into hospital.
Simon Martin died from brain injuries caused by blows to the head.

Don't use any preposition except of or from after die in sentences like these.

You say that someone dies of hunger or thirst, or dies of natural causes. Don't use 'die from'.

Millions of children are dying of hunger.
See dead

die

dye

These words are both pronounced (/daɪ/).

1. 'die'

Die is a verb. When a person, animal, or plant dies, they stop living. The other forms of 'die' are dies, dying, died.

See die, dead
2. 'dye'

Dye is both a noun and a verb. If you dye something such as hair or cloth, you change its colour by soaking it in a coloured liquid. This liquid is called a dye. The other forms of the verb 'dye' are dyes, dyeing, dyed.

She mixed finely pounded indigo leaves to dye her cloth deep blue.
Dip them in a yellow dye.

die


Past participle: died
Gerund: dying

Imperative
die
die
Present
I die
you die
he/she/it dies
we die
you die
they die
Preterite
I died
you died
he/she/it died
we died
you died
they died
Present Continuous
I am dying
you are dying
he/she/it is dying
we are dying
you are dying
they are dying
Present Perfect
I have died
you have died
he/she/it has died
we have died
you have died
they have died
Past Continuous
I was dying
you were dying
he/she/it was dying
we were dying
you were dying
they were dying
Past Perfect
I had died
you had died
he/she/it had died
we had died
you had died
they had died
Future
I will die
you will die
he/she/it will die
we will die
you will die
they will die
Future Perfect
I will have died
you will have died
he/she/it will have died
we will have died
you will have died
they will have died
Future Continuous
I will be dying
you will be dying
he/she/it will be dying
we will be dying
you will be dying
they will be dying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dying
you have been dying
he/she/it has been dying
we have been dying
you have been dying
they have been dying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dying
you will have been dying
he/she/it will have been dying
we will have been dying
you will have been dying
they will have been dying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dying
you had been dying
he/she/it had been dying
we had been dying
you had been dying
they had been dying
Conditional
I would die
you would die
he/she/it would die
we would die
you would die
they would die
Past Conditional
I would have died
you would have died
he/she/it would have died
we would have died
you would have died
they would have died
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.die - a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six facesdie - a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
square block, cube - a block in the (approximate) shape of a cube
five, five-spot - a playing card or a domino or a die whose upward face shows five pips
four-spot, four - a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
one-spot - a domino or die whose upward face shows one pip
six-spot, six - a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows six pips
2.die - a device used for shaping metal
shaping tool - a tool for shaping metal
stamp - a block or die used to imprint a mark or design
3.die - 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
cutlery, cutting tool, cutter - a cutting implement; a tool for cutting
Verb1.die - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain lifedie - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
abort - cease development, die, and be aborted; "an aborting fetus"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate - be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
buy it, pip out - be killed or die;
drown - die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating; "The child drowned in the lake"
predecease - die before; die earlier than; "She predeceased her husband"
conk out, go bad, break down, die, fail, give out, give way, break, go - stop operating or functioning; "The 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"
starve, famish - die of food deprivation; "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"
die - suffer or face the pain of death; "Martyrs may die every day for their faith"
fall - die, as in battle or in a hunt; "Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The shooting victim fell dead"
succumb, yield - be fatally overwhelmed
die down - become progressively weaker; "the laughter died down"
die back, die down - suffer from a disease that kills shoots; "The plants near the garage are dying back"
die off, die out - become extinct; "Dinosaurs died out"
be born - come into existence through birth; "She was born on a farm"
2.die - suffer or face the pain of death; "Martyrs may die every day for their faith"
croak, decease, die, drop dead, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, give-up the ghost, kick the bucket, pass away, perish, snuff it, pop off, expire, conk, exit, choke, go, pass - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
suffer, endure - undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom"
3.die - be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame; "I was dying with embarrassment when my little lie was discovered"; "We almost died laughing during the show"
lose it, break down, snap - lose control of one's emotions; "When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely"; "When her baby died, she snapped"
4.die - stop operating or functioning; "The 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"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
break - render inoperable or ineffective; "You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!"
croak, decease, die, drop dead, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, give-up the ghost, kick the bucket, pass away, perish, snuff it, pop off, expire, conk, exit, choke, go, pass - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
go down, crash - stop operating; "My computer crashed last night"; "The system goes down at least once a week"
blow out, burn out, blow - melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; "The lightbulbs blew out"; "The fuse blew"
misfire - fail to fire or detonate; "The guns misfired"
malfunction, misfunction - fail to function or function improperly; "the coffee maker malfunctioned"
5.die - feel indifferent towards; "She died to worldly things and eventually entered a monastery"
feel, experience - undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"
6.die - languish as with love or desire; "She dying for a cigarette"; "I was dying to leave"
pine, yen, yearn, ache, languish - have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"
7.die - cut or shape with a die; "Die out leather for belts"
cut out - form and create by cutting out; "Picasso cut out a guitar from a piece of paper"
8.die - to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
play - participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"
9.die - lose sparkle or bouquetdie - lose sparkle or bouquet; "wine and beer can pall"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
10.die - disappear or come to an end; "Their anger died"; "My secret will die with me!"
disappear, vanish, go away - get lost, as without warning or explanation; "He disappeared without a trace"
11.die - suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense); "Whosoever..believes in me shall never die"
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"

die

verb
1. pass away, depart, expire, perish, buy it (U.S. slang), check out (U.S. slang), kick it (slang), croak (slang), give up the ghost, go belly-up (slang), snuff it (slang), peg out (informal), kick the bucket (slang), buy the farm (U.S. slang), peg it (informal), decease, cark it (Austral. & N.Z. slang), pop your clogs (informal), breathe your last, hop the twig (slang) His mother died when he was a child.
pass away live, exist, survive, be born, come to life
2. stop, fail, halt, break down, run down, stop working, peter out, fizzle out, lose power, seize up, conk out (informal), go kaput (informal), go phut, fade out or away The engine coughed, spluttered, and died.
be dying for something long for, want, desire, crave, yearn for, hunger for, pine for, hanker after, be eager for, ache for, swoon over, languish for, set your heart on I'm dying for a cigarette.
be dying of something (Informal) be overcome with, succumb to, be overwhelmed by, collapse with I'm dying of thirst.
die away fade away, decline, disappear, dwindle, subside, ebb, fall away, melt away The sound died away.
die down decrease, lessen, subside, abate, let up, ease off, slacken off The controversy is unlikely to die down.
die out
1. vanish, disappear, fade (away), perish, cease to exist, become extinct, disappear from the face of the earth, vanish off the face of the earth, pass into oblivion, cark it (Austral. & N.Z. slang) We used to believe that capitalism would soon die out.
2. go out The fire has died out.
Quotations
"Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once" [William Shakespeare Julius Caesar]
"Only we die in earnest, that's no jest" [Walter Raleigh On the Life of Man]
"Die, my dear doctor? That's the last thing I shall do!" [Lord Palmerston]
"It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens" [Woody Allen Death]
"To die will be an awfully big adventure" [J.M. Barrie Peter Pan]
"Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it" [Somerset Maugham]
"We shall die alone" [Blaise Pascal Pensées]
"A man dies still if he has done nothing, as one who has done much" [Homer Iliad]
"It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other" [Francis Bacon Of Death]

die

verb
1. To cease living:
Informal: pop off.
Idioms: bite the dust, breathe one's last, cash in, give up the ghost, go to one's grave, kick the bucket, meet one's end, pass on to the Great Beyond, turn up one's toes.
2. To cease to exist.Away or out:
3. To become or cause to become less active or intense.Away, down, off, or out:
4. To become inaudible.Away, out, or down:
Translations
قالِب لِسَك المَعادِنيخْتَفي، يَذوب، يَضْمَحِليُريد بِرَغْبَةٍ شَديدَهيَموتيـَمُوتُ
morir
zemříthasnoutkostkamatricemizet
forsvindegå udlænges efteromkomme
morti
hinge heitmakärvamakõngemakoolemalahkuma
kuollaleimasinmuottinoppasokkeli
umrijetikockaumirati
halkockameghal
datomorir
matimeninggal
deyjadrepastdvína; deyja útfalla fráfara yfrum
死ぬ
죽다
moritalustessera
beigtiesizzustļoti gribētmatricemirt
murizar
kockamatricaodumrieťumrieť
umretikockapojematiumirati
kockaumretiкоцкаумрети
tärning
kufa
ตาย
ölmeksona ermekyok olmakzarcan atmak
кістка
chết

die

1 [daɪ] (dying (pres part)) VI
1. [person, animal, plant] → morir (of, from de) her father was dyingsu padre se moría or se estaba muriendo or estaba moribundo
to die a natural deathmorir de muerte natural
to die a violent deathtener una muerte violenta
he died a heromurió convertido en un héroe
to die for one's countrymorir por la patria
the secret died with herse llevó el secreto a la tumba
I nearly died! (laughing) → ¡me moría de la risa!; (with embarrassment) → ¡me moría de vergüenza!; (with fear) → ¡casi me muero del susto!
to die like fliesmorir como chinches, caer como moscas
a dress/house to die forun vestido/una casa para caerse de espaldas, un vestido/una casa de ensueño
never say dieno hay que darse por vencido
old habits die hardgenio y figura hasta la sepultura
2. (fig) [friendship, interest] → morir, desaparecer; [light] → extinguirse; [engine] → pararse, apagarse
the day was dying fast (liter) → la luz del día iba apagándose rápidamente
3. to be dying to do sthmorirse de ganas de hacer algo
I'm dying for a cigaretteme muero de ganas de fumar un cigarrillo
die away VI + ADV [voice, sound] → irse apagando
die back VI + ADV (Bot) → secarse
die down VI + ADV [fire] → apagarse; [wind, storm] → remitir, amainar; [battle] → hacerse menos violento; [shelling] → disminuir; [discontent, excitement, protests] → calmarse, apaciguarse
die off VI + ADV [plants, animals] → morirse, desaparecer
die out VI + ADV [custom] → desaparecer, caer en desuso; [family, race, species] → extinguirse; [fire] → apagarse, extinguirse; [showers] → desaparecer

die

2 [daɪ] N
1. (dice (pl)) [daɪs]dado m
the die is castla suerte está echada
2. (dies (pl)) (= stamp) → troquel m, cuño m; (= mould) → matriz f, molde m
see also straight A3

die

[ˈdaɪ]
n
[dice] [ˈdaɪs] (pl) → m
the die is cast → les dés sont jetés
[dies] (pl) (ENGINEERING) (= tool) → coin m, étampe f (= mould) → matrice f
vi
[person, animal, plant] → mourir
to be dying → être mourant(e)
He's dying → Il est mourant.
He died last year → Il est mort l'année dernière.
to die of sth, to die from sth → mourir de qch
to be dying of sth (lit) [+ illness, cancer] → mourir de qch (fig) [+ thirst, boredom] → mourir de qch
I'm dying of thirst → Je meurs de soif.
She's dying of cancer → Elle est en train de mourir du cancer.
to be dying for sth (= longing) → avoir une envie folle de qch
to be dying to do sth (= longing) → mourir d'envie de faire qch
I'm dying to see you → Je meurs d'envie de te voir.
[engine] → caler
(= come to an end) → s'éteindre
to die hard → avoir la vie dure
old habits die hard → les vieilles habitudes ont la vie dure
vt
to die a natural death → mourir de sa belle mort
to die a violent death → mourir de mort violente
die away
vi [sound] → s'éteindre
die down
vi [wind] → se calmer, s'apaiser; [fire] → s'éteindre; [controversy, fuss, furore] → se calmer; [laughter] → se calmer
die out
vi
[species] → disparaître; [phenomenon] → disparaître
[fire] → s'éteindre

die

:
die sinker
nWerkzeugmacher(in) m(f)
die stamp

die

1
vi
(lit)sterben; (soldier)fallen, sterben; (motor, engine)absterben; (planet)vergehen; to die of or from hunger/pneumonia/griefvor Hunger/an Lungenentzündung/vor or aus Kummer sterben; to die for one’s countryfür sein Land sterben; he died from his injurieser erlag seinen Verletzungen; to die by one’s own handvon eigener Hand sterben, Hand an sich (acc)legen; he died of a broken hearter starb an einem gebrochenen Herzen; he died happy/a heroer starb glücklich/als Held; to be dyingim Sterben liegen; never say die!nur nicht aufgeben!; to die laughing (inf)sich totlachen (inf); I’d rather or sooner die! (inf)lieber würde ich sterben!; a dress to die for (inf)ein unwiderstehliches or umwerfendes (inf)Kleid
(fig inf: = long) to be dying to do somethingdarauf brennen, etw zu tun, brennend gern etw tun wollen; I’m dying to know what happenedich bin schrecklich gespannt zu hören, was passiert ist; he’s dying to meet youer möchte Sie brennend gern kennenlernen; she’s dying to get homesie brennt darauf, heimzukommen; I’m dying for a cigaretteich brauche jetzt unbedingt eine Zigarette; I’m dying of thirstich verdurste fast; I’m dying for him to visitich kann seinen Besuch kaum noch abwarten
(fig, love) → vergehen, ersterben (geh), → erlöschen (geh); (memory)(ver)schwinden; (custom)aussterben; (empire)untergehen; the secret died with himer nahm das Geheimnis mit ins Grab; old habits die hardalte Gewohnheiten legt man nur schwer ab
vt to die a hero’s/a violent deathden Heldentod/eines gewaltsamen Todes sterben; to die the death (plan etc)sterben (inf)

die

2
n
pl <dice> (form)Würfel m; the die is cast (prov)die Würfel sind gefallen ? also dice
pl <-s> (Tech) → Gesenk nt, → Gussform f; (in minting) → Prägestempel m

die

1 [daɪ] (dying (prp)) vi (person, animal, plant) to die (of or from)morire (di); (engine) → spegnersi, fermarsi (fig) (friendship) → finire; (interest, enthusiasm) → spegnersi
to be dying → star morendo
to be dying for sth/to do sth → morire dalla voglia di qc/di fare qc
to die a natural/violent death → morire di morte naturale/violenta
he died a hero → è morto da eroe
the daylight was dying fast → si stava facendo buio in fretta
never say die (fig) (fam) → non bisogna disperare
I nearly died (laughing) → per poco non morivo (dal ridere) (with embarrassment) → avrei voluto sprofondare
old habits die hard → il lupo perde il pelo ma non il vizio
die away vi + advaffievolirsi
die back vi + adv (plant) → seccarsi
die down vi + adv (fire) → spegnersi; (flames) → abbassarsi, languire; (storm, wind, emotion) → calmarsi
die off vi + adv (plants, animals, people) → morire uno/a dopo l'altro/a
die out vi + advestinguersi, scomparire

die

2 [daɪ] n
a. (dice (pl)) the die is castil dado è tratto
b. (in minting) → conio (Tech) → matrice f; (in press forging) → stampo

die1

(dai) present participle dying (ˈdaiiŋ) : past tense, past participle died verb
1. to lose life; to stop living and become dead. Those flowers are dying; She died of old age.
2. to fade; to disappear. The daylight was dying fast.
3. to have a strong desire (for something or to do something). I'm dying for a drink; I'm dying to see her.
diehard noun
a person who resists new ideas.
die away
to fade from sight or hearing. The sound died away into the distance.
die down
to lose strength or power. I think the wind has died down a bit.
die hard
to take a long time to disappear. Old habits die hard.
die off
to die quickly or in large numbers. Herds of cattle were dying off because of the drought.
die out
to cease to exist anywhere. The custom died out during the last century.

die2

(dai) noun
a stamp or punch for making raised designs on money, paper etc.

die

يـَمُوتُ zemřít sterben πεθαίνω morir kuolla mourir umrijeti morire 死ぬ 죽다 sterven umrzeć morrer умирать ตาย ölmek chết 死亡

die

n. molde, troquel;
v. morir, fallecer, dejar de existir; morirse.

die

vi (pret & pp died; ger dying) morir, fallecer
References in classic literature ?
The idea had got into his mind that he would some time die unexpectedly and always when he got into bed he thought of that.
I can well believe two or three of them, attacking a steer or mule at once, could soon weaken it so the animal would die.
Perhaps we feel like that when we die and become a part of something entire, whether it is sun and air, or goodness and knowledge.
And I tell you that he who is born a Mingo will die a Mingo," returned the other positively.
Scarcely knowing what she did, she ran out, vaguely intent only on one thought, seeking only the one face, lately so dear in recollection that she felt she would die if she never saw it again.
Wanneer die gevangenisgedigte van Breytenbach wat in die versamelbundel Die ongedanste dans van 2005 byeengebring is, bestudeer word, word die leser egter bewus van die invloed wat die afsondering en die inperking in die tronk op Breytenbach se werk gehad het.
Die digwerk is baie formeel en herinner aan die atmosfeer van 'n Oosters-Ortodokse kerkdiens.
Die groteske van die Middeleeue en die Renaissance, gevul met die gees van die kamaval, bevry die wereld van wat donker en angswekkend is; dit neem alie vrese weg en is volkome vrolik en helder.
Soos die spreekwoordelike oase in die woestyn, spring die kinders op uit die stowwerige vlakte in hul kleurvolle en tradisionele laslappie uitrustings.
Underwater pelletizers typically use a circular die with anywhere from 10 to 20 holes up to hundreds of holes.
Each individual death means the loss of a singular version of DNA, to be sure, but for a species to survive, the individual members of the species must die.
The play with language and with associations, the foregrounding, in the short story, "Die verlossing van die beeld" (Breytenbach, 1983) with its metafictional title and apparently divergent motifs (rain/water, watch, onion, the death and burial of a grandfather) acts, as it were, as an invitation to the reader to become a co-player.