die of

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

die play
  1. : to pass from physical life : expire

  2. : to pass out of existence : cease

  3. : to disappear or subside gradually

  1. : a small cube marked on each face with from one to six spots and used usually in pairs in various games and in gambling by being shaken and thrown to come to rest at random on a flat surface

  2. : dado

  3. : any of various tools or devices for imparting a desired shape, form, or finish to a material or for impressing an object or material: such as


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