Synonyms of die in English:


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1‘he was eighteen when his mother died’


pass away, pass on, lose one's life, depart this life, expire, breathe one's last, draw one's last breath, meet one's end, meet one's death, lay down one's life, be no more, perish, be lost, go the way of the flesh, go the way of all flesh, go to glory, go to one's last resting place, go to meet one's maker, cross the great divide, cross the Styx

informal give up the ghost, kick the bucket, bite the dust, croak, flatline, conk out, buy it, turn up one's toes, cash in one's chips, go belly up, shuffle off this mortal coil, go the way of the dinosaurs

push up the daisies, be six feet under

British informal snuff it, peg out, pop one's clogs, hop the stick, hop the twig

North American informal bite the big one, buy the farm, check out, hand in one's dinner pail

NZ Australian informal go bung

literary exit

archaic decease


live, survive

2‘the last hope that there had been some mistake died’


fade, fall away, dwindle, melt away, dissolve, subside, decline, sink, lapse, ebb, wane, wilt, wither, evanesce, come to an end, end, vanish, disappear



3‘the car gave a stutter and the engine died’


fail, cut out, give out, stop, halt, break down, stop working, cease to function

peter out, fizzle out, run down, fade away, lose power

conk out, go kaput, give up the ghost, go phut

British pack up



4‘I'm going to die of boredom in this place’


be overcome with, be overwhelmed by, be overpowered by, collapse with, succumb to

5‘she's just dying to meet you’


be very eager, be very keen, be desperate, long, yearn, burn, ache, itch

have a yen, yen


be reluctant


    die away

      ‘the sound of hoofbeats died away’


      fade, fade away, fall away, dwindle, melt away, subside, ebb, wane, come to an end

    die down

      ‘we sheltered until the wind had died down’


      abate, subside, drop, drop off, drop away, fall away, lessen, ease, ease off, let up, decrease, diminish, moderate, decline, fade, dwindle, slacken, recede, tail off, peter out, taper off, wane, ebb, relent, become weaker, weaken, come to an end



    die out

      ‘the trout population could die out completely’


      become extinct, vanish, disappear, cease to be, cease to exist, be no more, perish, pass into oblivion

      become less common, become rarer, dwindle, peter out