life-or-death
adjective see life-and-death

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • life-or-death — [līf′ôr deth′] adj. 1. having death as a possible result [a life or death struggle] 2. so extremely important as to be crucial [a life or death decision] …   English World dictionary

  • life-or-death — life′ or death′ adj. life and death • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • Life or Death — Infobox Album | Name = Life or Death Type = Album Artist = C Murder Released = March 17, 1998 Recorded = Genre = Rap Length = Label = Priority Records Reviews = Last album = This album = Life or Death (1998) Next album = Bossalinie (1999)Life or… …   Wikipedia

  • life-or-death — adjective a) Of critical importance to the survival of a living organism. Good camoflouge is life of death for many animals in the wild. b) Having death as a possible or even …   Wiktionary

  • life-or-death — adj. Life or death is used with these nouns: ↑situation …   Collocations dictionary

  • life-or-death — adjective vitally important a life and death struggle • Syn: ↑life and death • Similar to: ↑crucial, ↑important …   Useful english dictionary

  • life-or-death — /luyf euhr deth /, adj. life and death. [1680 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • (a) matter of life or death — a serious situation where people could die. The results of the peace negotiations could be a matter of life or death for people in the war zone. (not used with the) …   New idioms dictionary

  • life-and-death — life′ and death′ also life or death adj. involving possible loss of life; mortal; crucially important: a life and death struggle[/ex] • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • life-and-death — [līf′ən deth′] adj. var. of LIFE OR DEATH …   English World dictionary

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