Meaning of “die” in the English Dictionary

"die" in British English

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dieverb [ I ]

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

A1 to stop living or existing, either suddenly or slowly:

Twelve people died in the accident.
She died of/from hunger/cancer/a heart attack/her injuries.
It is a brave person who will die for their beliefs.
I would like to die in my sleep (= while I am sleeping).
Many people have a fear of dying.
Our love will never die.
She will not tell anyone - the secret will die with her.
die a natural/violent death

to die naturally, violently, etc.:

He died a violent death.
My grandmother died a natural death (= did not die of illness or because she was killed), as she would have wanted.

informal If a machine, battery, or phone dies, it stops working, usually because it has no power:

The engine just died on us.
I'm sorry I didn't reply to your text - my phone died.

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dienoun [ C ]

uk /daɪ/ us /daɪ/

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

"die" in American English

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dieverb [ I ]

us /dɑɪ/ present participle dying, past tense and past participle died

to stop living:

He died of a heart attack.
She died in her sleep at the age of 94.
fig. The engine just died (= stopped working).

If you say that you could have/nearly died of a particular feeling, you mean that you felt the feeling very strongly:

I was so embarrassed, I could have died.
be dying

To be dying to do something, or for something, is to be eager to do or to have it:

I’m dying to hear the news.
I’m dying for a cup of coffee.

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(Definition of “die” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)