|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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Also, no go; no soap. No, certainly not; also, impossible. For example, Anthony wanted to borrow my new coat, but Mom said no dice, or We tried to rent the church for the wedding, but it's no go for the date you picked, or Jim asked Dad to help pay for the repairs, but Dad said no soap. All of these slangy expressions indicate refusal or an unsuccessful attempt. No dice, from the 1920s, alludes to an unlucky throw in gambling; no go, alluding to lack of progress, dates from about 1820; and no soap dates from about 1920 and possibly alludes to the phrase it won't wash, meaning "it won't find acceptance." Also see nothing doing; won't wash.