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deathnoun [C or U]

uk   /deθ/  us   /deθ/
B1 the end of life: The disease causes thousands of deaths a year. Do you believe in life after death? He never got over the death of his daughter. death threats
bored, frightened, etc. to death to death
C2 until you die: The animals burned to death in the barn. He choked to death on a fish bone. The traitor was put to death (= killed as a punishment).
the death of sb/sth
the cause of the end of life, or the end or destruction of something: The failure of the family business was the death of him. That child will be the death of me (= is always doing something which upsets me)!

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deathnoun [C/U]

 us   /deθ/
the end of life: [C] a sudden/natural death [U] I hope she finds the peace in death she never found in life. [U] Fire ants stung a woman to death (= caused her to die).
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Translations of “death”
in Korean 죽음…
in Arabic مَوْت, وَفاة…
in Malaysian kematian, penyebab kematian, mati…
in French mort, décès…
in Russian смерть…
in Chinese (Traditional) 死,死亡…
in Italian morte…
in Turkish ölüm, ebdiyete intikal…
in Polish śmierć…
in Spanish muerte…
in Vietnamese cái chết, bị giết chết, tình trạng chết…
in Portuguese morte…
in Thai การตาย, สาเหตุการตาย, ความตาย…
in German der Tod…
in Catalan mort…
in Japanese 死…
in Chinese (Simplified) 死,死亡…
in Indonesian kematian, penyebab kematian, mati…
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