give-up the ghost

verb
pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
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She died from cancer

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The children perished in the fire

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The patient went peacefully

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The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

Syn:
die, ↑decease, ↑perish, ↑go, ↑exit, ↑pass away, ↑expire, ↑pass, ↑kick the bucket, ↑cash in one's chips, ↑buy the farm, ↑conk, ↑drop dead, ↑pop off, ↑choke, ↑croak, ↑snuff it
Ant: ↑be born (for: ↑die)
See Also: ↑die out (for: ↑die), ↑die off (for: ↑die), ↑die down (for: ↑die)
Derivationally related forms:
passing (for: ↑pass), ↑expiration (for: ↑expire), ↑exit (for: ↑exit), ↑going (for: ↑go), ↑decedent (for: ↑decease), ↑decease (for: ↑decease), ↑death (for: ↑die), ↑Death (for: ↑die)
Hypernyms: ↑change state, ↑turn
Hyponyms:
abort, ↑suffocate, ↑stifle, ↑asphyxiate, ↑buy it, ↑pip out, ↑drown, ↑predecease, ↑starve, ↑famish, ↑fall, ↑succumb, ↑yield
Verb Group:
die, ↑fail, ↑go bad, ↑give way, ↑give out, ↑conk out, ↑go, ↑break, ↑break down
Verb Frames:
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