die-off
noun Date: 1936 a sudden sharp decline of a population of animals or plants that is not caused directly by human activity

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  • die off — {v.} To die one at a time. * /The flowers are dying off because there has been no rain./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • die off — {v.} To die one at a time. * /The flowers are dying off because there has been no rain./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • die off — die one after another until the number is small The house plants began to die off as soon as he moved to a new apartment …   Idioms and examples

  • die-off — /duy awf , of /, n. a sudden, natural perishing of large numbers of a species, population, or community. [1935 40; n. use of v. phrase die off] * * * …   Universalium

  • die\ off — v To die one at a time. The flowers are dying off because there has been no rain …   Словарь американских идиом

  • die off — become extinct, all of them die    That type of horse died off before humans appeared …   English idioms

  • die off — to die one after another until no members of a particular group are left. She was ninety two and said all her friends had died off …   New idioms dictionary

  • die off — intransitive verb Date: 1697 to die sequentially either singly or in numbers so that the total number is greatly diminished …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • die off — (Roget s IV) , v. Syn. go, cease to exist, vanish; see die 2 , disappear …   English dictionary for students

  • die off — gradually die or disappear …   English contemporary dictionary

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