die out

verb
1. become extinct (Freq. 2)
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Dinosaurs died out

Syn: ↑die off
Hypernyms: ↑disappear, ↑vanish, ↑go away
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

2. cut or shape with a die
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Die out leather for belts

Syn: ↑die
Derivationally related forms: ↑die (for: ↑die)
Hypernyms: ↑cut out
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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die out
To become extinct, to disappear
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Main Entry:die

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ˌdie ˈout [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they die out he/she/it dies out present participle dying out past tense died out past participle died out] phrasal verb
to become weaker or less common and then disappear completely

The tribe’s traditional way of life is dying out.

Thesaurus: to disappear, or to stop existing or happeningsynonym
Main entry: die

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die out [phrasal verb]
: to disappear gradually

Like most fads, this one eventually died out.

The disease gradually died out over the last two generations.

Many more species are expected to die out completely [=to become extinct] unless we do something to help.

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Main Entry:die

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ˌdie ˈout derived
to stop existing

This species has nearly died out because its habitat is being destroyed.

Main entry:diederived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • die out — {v.} To die or disappear slowly until all gone. * /This kind of bird is dying out./ * /If you pour salt water on grass, it dies out./ * /The American colonists started colleges so that learning would not die out./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • die out — index expire, perish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • die out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms die out : present tense I/you/we/they die out he/she/it dies out present participle dying out past tense died out past participle died out to become weaker or less common and then disappear completely The… …   English dictionary

  • die out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If something dies out, it becomes less and less common and eventually disappears completely. [V P] How did the dinosaurs die out?... [V P] We used to believe that capitalism would soon die out. 2) PHRASAL VERB If something such as …   English dictionary

  • die\ out — v To die or disappear slowly until all gone. This kind of bird is dying out. If you pour salt water on grass, it dies out. The American colonists started colleges so that learning would not die out …   Словарь американских идиом

  • die out — phr verb Die out is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑custom, ↑shower, ↑species …   Collocations dictionary

  • die out — die or disappear slowly until all gone Dinosaurs died out millions of years ago …   Idioms and examples

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  • die out — verb To become extinct The dinosaurs died out a long time ago …   Wiktionary

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