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die out

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with die   /daɪ/ ( present participle dying, past tense and past participle died) us  
B2 to become less common and finally stop existing: Dinosaurs died out millions of years ago. It's a custom that is beginning to die out.
Translations of “die out”
in Korean 멸종되다…
in Arabic يَنقَرِض…
in Portuguese extinguir-se…
in Catalan extingir-se, desaparèixer…
in Japanese 絶滅する…
in Italian estinguersi, scomparire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐漸消失, 滅絕…
in Russian вымирать…
in Turkish ortadan kalkmak, birer birer kaybolmak, gittikçe nesli tükenmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逐渐消失, 灭绝…
in Polish wymierać, zanikać…
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