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Meaning of “death” in the English Dictionary

"death" in British English

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deathnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /deθ/
B1 the end of ​life: The ​diseasecauses thousands of deaths a ​year. Do you ​believe in ​life after death? He never got over the death of his ​daughter. death ​threatsbored, frightened, etc. to death B2 extremelybored, ​frightened, etc.to death C2 until you ​die: The ​animalsburned to death in the ​barn. He ​choked to death on a ​fishbone. 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 ​familybusiness was the death of him. That ​child will be the death of me (= is always doing something which ​upsets me)!

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(Definition of death from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​antsstung a woman to death (= caused her to ​die).
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(Definition of death from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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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