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death/ˈdɛθ/noun
pluraldeaths
death
/ˈdɛθ/
noun
pluraldeaths
Learner's definition of DEATH  
[noncount] : the end of life: the time when someone or something dies
— see also brain deathdeath knell at knell
   b [count] : the ending of a particular person's life
[count] : the permanent end of something that is not alive: the ruin or destruction of something
Death [noncount]literary : the force that ends life and is often shown in art or literature as a skeleton

a matter of life and death

— see 1life

at death's door

: about to die: very sick and in danger of dying

be the death of

: to cause (someone) to die— often used figuratively

catch your death (of cold)

— see 1catch

like death warmed over

(US)informalor Britishlike death warmed up
: very tired or sick

put to death

◊ A person or animal that is put to death is killed at a scheduled time by someone who is legally allowed to do so.

to death

— used to say how someone died or was killed
: very much: to a great degree

to the death

: until someone is dead
: with all of your energy and effort

— deathlike

/ˈdɛθˌlaɪk/adjective
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