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Definition 1: expel air - [verb of body]

Samples where expire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Exhale when you lift the weight

Synonyms for expire in the sense of this definition

(expire is a kind of ...) draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs

"I can breathe better when the air is clean" "The patient is respiring"

(... is a kind of expire ) make a snorting sound by exhaling hard

"The critic snorted contemptuously"

(... is a kind of expire ) exhale hard

"blow on the soup to cool it down"

Definition 2: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life - [verb of change]

Samples where expire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for expire in the sense of this definition

(expire is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of expire ) cease development, die, and be aborted

"an aborting fetus"

(... is a kind of expire ) die, as in battle or in a hunt

"Many soldiers fell at Verdun" "Several deer have fallen to the same gun" "The shooting victim fell dead"

(... is a kind of expire ) die of food deprivation

"The political prisoners starved to death" "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"

(... is a kind of expire ) die before; die earlier than

"She predeceased her husband"

(... is a kind of expire ) die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating

"The child drowned in the lake"

(... is a kind of expire ) be killed or die

(... is a kind of expire ) be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

"The child suffocated under the pillow"

(... is a kind of expire ) be fatally overwhelmed

(expire has a similar meaning as ...) stop operating or functioning

"The engine finally went" "The car died on the road" "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town" "The coffee maker broke" "The engine failed on the way to town" "her eyesight went after the accident"

(expire has a similar meaning as ...) suffer or face the pain of death

"Martyrs may die every day for their faith"

Definition 3: lose validity - [verb of stative]

Samples where expire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My passports expired last month

Synonyms for expire in the sense of this definition

(expire is a kind of ...) come to or be at an end

"the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"

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