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to death

Definition of to death

  1. 1 —used to say how someone died or was killed <He was shot/stabbed to death.> <They froze/starved to death.> <With all the alcohol she consumes, she'll drink herself to death.>

  2. 2 :  very much :  to a great degree <We were bored/scared to death.> <That teacher works her students to death.> <He's wonderful! I just love him to death!> <I'm sick to death of hearing about the scandal.> <That song has been done to death.>



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  1. :  a permanent cessation of all vital functions :  the end of life — compare brain death

    :  an instance of dying

    :  the cause or occasion of loss of life


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