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verb [I]  us   /dɑɪ/ (present participle dying, past tense and past participle died)
to stop living: He died of a heart attack. She died in her sleep at the age of 94. fig. The engine just died (= stopped working). If you say that you could have/nearly died of a particular feeling, you mean that you felt the feeling very strongly: I was so embarrassed, I could have died.be dying To be dying to do something, or for something, is to be eager to do or to have it: I’m dying to hear the news. I’m dying for a cup of coffee.
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