To die out
Die Die, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Died}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dying}.] [OE. deyen, dien, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. deyja; akin to Dan. d["o]e, Sw. d["o], Goth. diwan (cf. Goth. afd?jan to harass), OFries. d?ia to kill, OS. doian to die, OHG. touwen, OSlav. daviti to choke, Lith. dovyti to torment. Cf. {Dead}, {Death}.] 1. To pass from an animate to a lifeless state; to cease to live; to suffer a total and irreparable loss of action of the vital functions; to become dead; to expire; to perish; -- said of animals and vegetables; often with of, by, with, from, and rarely for, before the cause or occasion of death; as, to die of disease or hardships; to die by fire or the sword; to die with horror at the thought. [1913 Webster]

To die by the roadside of grief and hunger. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

She will die from want of care. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To suffer death; to lose life. [1913 Webster]

In due time Christ died for the ungodly. --Rom. v. 6. [1913 Webster]

3. To perish in any manner; to cease; to become lost or extinct; to be extinguished. [1913 Webster]

Letting the secret die within his own breast. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

Great deeds can not die. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

4. To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc. [1913 Webster]

His heart died within, and he became as a stone. --1 Sam. xxv. 37. [1913 Webster]

The young men acknowledged, in love letters, that they died for Rebecca. --Tatler. [1913 Webster]

5. To become indifferent; to cease to be subject; as, to die to pleasure or to sin. [1913 Webster]

6. To recede and grow fainter; to become imperceptible; to vanish; -- often with out or away. [1913 Webster]

Blemishes may die away and disappear amidst the brightness. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

7. (Arch.) To disappear gradually in another surface, as where moldings are lost in a sloped or curved face. [1913 Webster]

8. To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor. [1913 Webster]

{To die in the last ditch}, to fight till death; to die rather than surrender. [1913 Webster]

``There is one certain way,'' replied the Prince [William of Orange] `` by which I can be sure never to see my country's ruin, -- I will die in the last ditch.'' --Hume (Hist. of Eng. ).

{To die out}, to cease gradually; as, the prejudice has died out.

Syn: To expire; decease; perish; depart; vanish. [1913 Webster]


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  • To fall out — Fall Fall (f[add]l), v. i. [imp. {Fell} (f[e^]l); p. p. {Fallen} (f[add]l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Falling}.] [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set out — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To strike out — Strike Strike, v. t. [imp. {Struck}; p. p. {Struck}, {Stricken}({Stroock}, {Strucken}, Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Striking}. Struck is more commonly used in the p. p. than stricken.] [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. str[=i]can to go,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn out — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To hang out — Hang Hang, v. i. 1. To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay. [1913 Webster] 2. To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To stamp out — Stamp Stamp (st[a^]mp) v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stamped} (st[a^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stamping}.] [OE. stampen; akin to LG. & D. stampen, G. stampfen, OHG. stampf[=o]n, Dan. stampe, Sw. stampa, Icel. stappa, G. stampf a pestle and E. step. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To live out — Live Live (l[i^]v), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lived} (l[i^]vd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Living}.] [OE. liven, livien, AS. libban, lifian; akin to OS. libbian, D. leven, G. leben, OHG. leb[=e]n, Dan. leve, Sw. lefva, Icel. lifa to live, to be left, to remain …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fag out — Fag Fag, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fagged} (f[a^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fagging} (f[a^]g g[i^]ng).] [Cf. LG. fakk wearied, weary, vaak slumber, drowsiness, OFries. fai, equiv. to f[=a]ch devoted to death, OS. f[=e]gi, OHG. feigi, G. feig, feige,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To die in the last ditch — Die Die, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Died}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dying}.] [OE. deyen, dien, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. deyja; akin to Dan. d[ o]e, Sw. d[ o], Goth. diwan (cf. Goth. afd?jan to harass), OFries. d?ia to kill, OS. doian to die, OHG. touwen,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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