to the death

Definition of to the death

  1. 1 :  until someone is dead The warriors would fight to the death. a battle to the death

  2. 2 :  with all of one's energy and effort Some parents do not want the school to be closed, and say they'll fight to the death for it.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a permanent cessation of all vital (see vital 2a) functions :  the end of life — compare brain death

    :  an instance of dying

    :  the cause or occasion of loss of life

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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