drop dead


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Verb1.drop dead - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain lifedrop dead - 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
References in classic literature ?
Say, I taut I'd drop dead. But deh boss, he comes in after an' he says,
It has always been a source of keen wonder to me that I did not drop dead at the first sight of that hideous countenance.
"You touch it," said I, "and you'll drop dead on that hearth."
A cavalry charge hurls itself against the fence; you are using no power, you are spending no money, for there is only one ground-connection till those horses come against the wire; the moment they touch it they form a con- nection with the negative brush THROUGH THE GROUND, and drop dead. Don't you see?
"Why the devil don't I drop dead now?" I asked myself peevishly, taking a clean handkerchief out of the drawer and stuffing it in my pocket.
He mustn't exert him- self too much or he may drop dead suddenly."
The strength of the dose would determine whether he were to linger out years, or drop dead in the midst of a breath.
"I think if he retired he would probably drop dead."
New Delhi [India], Nov 19 ( ANI ): Bollywood stars including Kareena Kapoor and Alia Bhatt looked drop dead gorgeous as they descended the carpet at the Lux Golden Rose Awards on Sunday.
As such, it is very clear that all one must do to avoid dismissal of one's court case under the drop dead rule is significantly advance the action at least once every 3 years.
The "drop dead" comment is a reaction to an alleged comment by MacDonald, who, according to a report in The Sun , wrote on Instagram that she hoped Liam would "have dropped dead by the time my kids are on social media".