die off
intransitive verb Date: 1697 to die sequentially either singly or in numbers so that the total number is greatly diminished

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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′ off or die′off n. ecl a sudden decline in a natural population from causes other than human intervention • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 — verb become extinct Dinosaurs died out • Syn: ↑die out • Hypernyms: ↑disappear, ↑vanish, ↑go away • Verb Frames: Something s …   Useful english dictionary

  • die off — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms die off : present tense I/you/we/they die off he/she/it dies off present participle dying off past tense died off past participle died off if a group dies off, the members die one by one until none exist The …   English dictionary

  • 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 —    The phenomenon of killing so many infectious organisms so quickly that the amount of dead biomass itself causes liver overload, allergic reactions, or a mild foreign body response. It can occur with antibiotic therapy, treatment of candidiasis …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • die-off — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: die off : a sudden sharp decline of a population (as of rabbits or game birds) not directly due to hunting or other human activity …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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