never say die

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of never say die

used to encourage someone to continue something or to remain hopeful
  • It doesn't look good for the team, but never say die. They could pull off a miracle.

Word by Word Definitions

never play
  1. : not ever : at no time

  2. : not in any degree : not under any condition

say play
  1. : to express in words : state

  2. : to state as opinion or belief : declare

  3. : utter, pronounce

  1. : something that is said : statement

  2. : an expression of opinion

  3. : a right or power to influence action or decision

  1. : about, approximately

  2. : for example : as

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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