Translation of "die" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /daɪ/ us /dɑɪ/ present participle dying, past tense and past participle died

A1 to stop living

Many of the refugees died of hunger.
be dying for something; be dying to do something informal

B1 to want to have or do something very much

estar muerto de ganas de (hacer) algo
I’m dying for a drink.

Phrasal verb(s)

(Translation of “die” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /dai/ (present participle dying /ˈdaiiŋ/, past tense, past participle died)

to lose life; to stop living and become dead

Those flowers are dying
She died of old age.

to fade; to disappear

apagarse, desaparecer
The daylight was dying fast.

to have a strong desire (for something or to do something)

morirse de ganas de
I’m dying for a drink
I’m dying to see her.
diehard noun

a person who resists new ideas

(also adjective) a diehard socialist.
die away phrasal verb

to fade from sight or hearing

desvanecerse, apagarse, amainar
The sound died away into the distance.
die down phrasal verb

to lose strength or power

extinguirse, apagarse, irse apagando
I think the wind has died down a bit.
die hard

to take a long time to disappear

tardar en desaparecer
Old habits die hard.
die off phrasal verb

to die quickly or in large numbers

morir uno por uno, ir muriendo
Herds of cattle were dying off because of the drought.
die out phrasal verb

to cease to exist anywhere

perderse, extinguirse
The custom died out during the last century.

(Translation of “die” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)