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Dictionary definition for: Die

1. (n) small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate random numbers

2. (v) pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer" "They children perished in the fire" "The patient went peacefully"

3. (n) a device used for shaping metal

4. (v) suffer or face the pain of death; "Martyrs may die every day for their faith"

5. (n) 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

6. (v) 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"

7. (v) 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"

8. (v) feel indifferent towards; "She died to worldly things and eventually entered a monastery"

9. (v) languish as with love or desire; "She dying for a cigarette" "I was dying to leave"

10. (v) cut or shape with a die; "Die out leather for belts"

11. (v) to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player

12. (v) lose sparkle or bouquet; "wine and beer can pall"

13. (v) disappear or come to an end; "Their anger died" "My secret will die with me!"

14. (v) suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense) "Whosoever..believes in me shall never die"

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