Examples of expire in a Sentence
My driver's license has expired.
She expired after a long illness.
measuring the volume of air expired from the lungs
Recent Examples of expire from the Web
President Donald Trump announced on Nov. 2 that Fed Governor Jerome Powell will be nominated, subject to Senate confirmation, to replace Janet Yellen when her term expires in February.
The Fed’s current chairwoman, Janet L. Yellen, is expected to remain in that post until her term expires in February.
Aside from its terminal aura, MS Contin had a further handicap: Its patent was set to expire in the late nineties.
The Tide sprung to life after nearly ten minutes expired in the second half.
When his term in office expired in 2015, Mr Barzani suspended parliament and ruled like an autocrat.
Appointees now serve after their term expires until the governor names a new appointee.
President Donald Trump’s 120-day temporary ban on refugees is expiring.
That almost certainly means that at least some tax cuts in any bill will have to be crafted to expire in a decade, which is troublesome for businesses that need to plan for the future.
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Origin and Etymology of expire
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbreak off, break up, close, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, end, cease, finish, go, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)
Antonymscontinue, hang on, persist
Related Wordsdesist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind down
Near Antonymsdraw out, extend, prolong, protract
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medical Definition of expire
- the basal metabolism test…measures the amount of carbon dioxide expired by the lungs
- —J. D. Ratcliff
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