give-up the ghost

pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

She died from cancer


The children perished in the fire


The patient went peacefully


The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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
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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