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Definition 1: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life - [verb of change]

Samples where kick the bucket 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 kick the bucket in the sense of this definition

(kick the bucket 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 kick the bucket ) cease development, die, and be aborted

"an aborting fetus"

(... is a kind of kick the bucket ) 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 kick the bucket ) die of food deprivation

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

(... is a kind of kick the bucket ) die before; die earlier than

"She predeceased her husband"

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

"The child drowned in the lake"

(... is a kind of kick the bucket ) be killed or die

(... is a kind of kick the bucket ) be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

"The child suffocated under the pillow"

(... is a kind of kick the bucket ) be fatally overwhelmed

(kick the bucket 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"

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

"Martyrs may die every day for their faith"

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