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die off

phrasal verb with die uk   us   /daɪ/ verb [I] (present participle dying, past tense and past participle died)
If a group of plants, animals, or people dies off, all of that group dies over a period of time.
Translations of “die off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 相繼死去, 全部死掉…
in Russian вымирать…
in Turkish nesli tükenmek, birer birer yok olmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 相继死去, 全部死掉…
in Polish wymierać…
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