died of; dying of; dies of

Definition of die of

: to die because of (something) My uncle died of cancer. She died of old age. They say that he died of a broken heart. sometimes used figuratively to say something causes a lot of discomfort, distress, etc.I almost died of embarrassment.Would you like some water? You must be dying of thirst.

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“Die of.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/die%20of. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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