Translation of "death" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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deathnoun [ C or U ]

uk /deθ/ us /deθ/

B1 the end of life

死,死亡
The disease causes thousands of deaths a year. 這種疾病每年導致數千人死亡。
Do you believe in life after death? 你相信死後還有來世嗎?
He never got over the death of his daughter. 他一直沒有從女兒去世的陰影中走出來。
death threats 死亡威脅
bored, frightened, etc. to death

B2 extremely bored, frightened, etc.

無聊/嚇得要死的等
to death

C2 until you die

至死,直到死亡
The animals burned to death in the barn. 那些牲口在牲口棚裡被活活燒死了。
He choked to death on a fish bone. 他被一根魚骨骾死了。
The traitor was put to death (= killed as a punishment). 叛徒被處死了。
the death of sb/sth

the cause of the end of life, or the end or destruction of something

…的死因;…的末路,…的毀滅
The failure of the family business was the death of him. 家族企業的落敗把他送上了末路。
That child will be the death of me (= is always doing something which upsets me)! 這孩子非把我煩死不可!

More examples

  • She reacted surprisingly calmly to the news of his death.
  • Following her son's death, she became quiet and withdrawn and rarely went out.
  • He was jailed for 15 years for stabbing his wife to death.
  • He gave a slight shudder as he considered how near he had come to death.
  • The coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death.

(Translation of “death” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)