die out


died out; dying out; dies out

intransitive verb

: to become extinct

Examples of die out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some Indigenous activists hope the app will help preserve Brazil’s native languages, many of which are at risk of dying out. Cameron Pugh, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Mar. 2024 Maybe ideas didn’t spread because Neanderthals were too isolated, Nowell says, and then disappeared when local groups died out. Tim Vernimmen, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Dec. 2023 In Japan, where Aflac makes 70% of its profits, its core customers are aging—and dying out—at an alarming rate. Maria Aspan, Fortune, 26 Mar. 2024 But as modernity spread across the island in the past two centuries, tribal elders worried that many of their Indigenous culinary practices would die out. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2024 Despite the stigma, African American English hasn't died out not only because completely changing the way someone speaks is hard, but also because language is an important part of who someone is, Holliday said. USA TODAY, 12 Mar. 2024 But this species, which was adapted to burrow, fed on hearty and abundant underground resources, and was smaller than many dinosaur species, still died out with the Age of Dinosaurs. Sara Novak, Discover Magazine, 26 Feb. 2024 If all the weeds die out, the fish will often be suspended in 8 to 15 feet of water. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 14 Mar. 2024 But by the end of the ‘80s, Zambia’s economy was plummeting and disco was dying out. Tracy Kawalik, SPIN, 5 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of die out was in 1853

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“Die out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/die%20out. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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