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
Most contracts expiring next year involve buyers in Europe, where countries are trying to reduce their reliance on Russian natural gas, which is shipped via pipeline without being liquefied.
The December contract expired Tuesday, up 47 cents, or 0.8 percent, at $61.37.
President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation imposing strict new restrictions on travelers from a handful of countries, including five that were covered by his expiring travel ban.
Matt Coghlin kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired -- seven hours after the game began -- on Saturday night in a game that was delayed nearly 3 1/2 hours by severe weather in the second quarter.
An individual with knowledge of the situation told PEOPLE sister publication EW that Ratner’s first-look deal with the studio has expired and will not be renewed.
Every constitution then, and every law, naturally expires at the end of 19 years.
The Southern District of New York's continuance expires on Nov. 9.
Janet Yellen’s term as chairman of the Fed expires in February.
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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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