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1) die, dye. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...Die and dye are homophones, but the spellings reflect their very different meanings. The verb die means to expire, to cease to exist (Annual flowers die in the fall)....

2) die 1. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: died, dyˇing (ding), dies1. To cease living; become dead; expire. 2. To cease existing, especially by degrees; fade: The sunlight died in the west....

3) die-hardism. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...The quality or state of being stubbornly inflexible: grimness, implacability, implacableness, incompliance, incompliancy, inexorability, inexorableness, inflexibility,...

4) die-hard also diehard. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...A person who vehemently, often fanatically opposes progress and favors return to a previous condition: mossback, reactionary, ultraconservative. See POLITICS. 1....

5) die. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Slang : check out, croak, kick in, kick off. bite the dust, breathe one's last, cash in, give up the ghost, go to one's grave, kick the bucket, meet one's end (or...

6) die. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...die, any of various devices used for drawing wire, and for blanking, bending, cutting, machine forging, and embossing. Dies used for striking, or stamping, coins...

7) die-casting. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...die-casting, process by which molten metal is forced by a plunger or compressed air into a metallic die and the pressure maintained until the metal has solidified....

8) die 2. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: pl. dies or dice (ds)1. Inflected forms: pl. dies A device used for cutting out, forming, or stamping material, especially: a. An engraved metal...

9) Die-hards. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Foot. Their colonel (Inglis) in the battle of Albuera (1811), addressing his men, said, "Die hard, my lads; die hard!" And they did die hard, for their banner was...

10) die-hard. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...resists change or tenaciously adheres to a seemingly hopeless or outdated cause: rebel die-hards who refused to surrender. die-hardism -NOUN...

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