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English definition of “expire”

expire

verb [I]  /ɪkˈspɑɪər/ us  

expire verb [I] (END)

(of something that lasts for a fixed length of time) to end or stop being in use: My passport will expire next year.

expire verb [I] (DIE)

fml to die
(Definition of expire from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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