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death

noun [C or U] uk   /deθ/ us  
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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Translations of “death”
in Korean 죽음…
in Arabic مَوْت, وَفاة…
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 Spanish muerte…
in Portuguese morte…
in German der Tod…
in Catalan mort…
in Japanese 死…
in Chinese (Simplified) 死,死亡…
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