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death

noun [C or U] uk   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 threatsbored, frightened, etc. to death B2 extremely bored, frightened, etc.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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in Arabic مَوْت, وَفاة…
in Korean 죽음…
in Malaysian kematian, penyebab kematian, mati…
in French mort, décès…
in Turkish ölüm, ebdiyete intikal…
in Italian morte…
in Chinese (Traditional) 死,死亡…
in Russian смерть…
in Polish śmierć…
in Vietnamese cái chết, bị giết chết, tình trạng chết…
in Spanish muerte…
in Portuguese morte…
in Thai การตาย, สาเหตุการตาย, ความตาย…
in German der Tod…
in Catalan mort…
in Japanese 死…
in Indonesian kematian, penyebab kematian, mati…
in Chinese (Simplified) 死,死亡…
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