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English definition of “expire”

expire

verb [I] (END)    /ɪkˈspaɪər/ US  /-ˈspaɪr/
C2 If something that lasts for a fixed length of time expires, it comes to an end or stops being in use: Our television license expires next month. The contract between the two companies will expire at the end of the year.Coming to an endCausing something to end
(Definition of expire verb (END) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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