Meaning of “die” - Learner’s Dictionary


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

A1 [ I ] to stop living:

At least 3,000 people have died in the earthquake.
Many of the refugees died of hunger.
She died from brain injuries after a road accident.
be dying for sth; be dying to do sth informal

B1 to very much want to have, eat, drink, or do something:

I'm dying for a drink.
Sit down, I'm dying to hear all about it.
to die for informal

If something is to die for, it is extremely good.

→ See also die hard

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