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
Some entered illegally; others had visas that expired.
Officials initially saw her DACA had expired March 19 but later determined that her two-year renewal had been accepted Jan. 31.
Gen. Michael Beary defended the 10,500-strong force as the U.S. and France publicly disagreed about whether its mandate, which expires on Aug. 31, should be beefed up to tackle Hezbollah.
Though the current 10-year deal does not expire until 2021, the league and the N.F.L. Players Association have already been bickering about the personal conduct policy, which gives the commissioner broad powers to suspend players.
Engineers complete the surveys, and owing to a lack of staffing and resources, many existing speed surveys have essentially expired.
The term of the latest contract between the city of Chicago and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, the union that represents some 12,000 rank-and-file officers in the Chicago Police Department expired on June 30.
Points often expire or decrease in value over time.
The Honeycrisp apple generated around $14 million for the University of Minnesota before its patent expired, and new strawberry varieties developed at the University of California (UC), Davis, have generated $37 million over the past 5 years.
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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
EXPIRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of expire for English Language Learners
: to end : to no longer be valid after a period of time
: to die
medical : to breathe out (air)
EXPIRE Defined for Kids
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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