|1.||cubes of wood, plastic, etc, each of whose sides has a different number of spots (1 to 6), used in games of chance and in gambling to give random numbers|
|2.||(functioning as singular) Also called: die one of these cubes|
|3.||small cubes as of vegetables, chopped meat, etc|
|4.||slang chiefly (US), (Canadian) no dice an expression of refusal or rejection|
|5.||to cut (food, etc) into small cubes|
|6.||(intr) to gamble with or play at a game involving dice|
|7.||(intr) to take a chance or risk (esp in the phrase dice with death)|
|8.||informal (Austral) (tr) to abandon or reject|
|9.||(tr) to decorate or mark with dicelike shapes|
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v. died, dy·ing (dī'ĭng), dies
To cease living; become dead; expire.
To cease existing, especially by degrees; fade.
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