( dice pl ) dé m
the die is cast les dés sont jetés
( dies pl ) (ENGINEERING)
(=tool) coin m , étampe f
(=mould) matrice f
[person, animal, plant] mourir
→ The trees are all dying.
to be dying être mourant (e)
He's dying. Il est mourant.
He died last year. Il est mort l'année dernière.
→ He died last night.
→ The plants all died in the drought.
to die of sth, to die from sth mourir de qch
→ My mother died of a heart attack.
→ people who are dying from cancer
to be dying of sth (lit)
[+illness, cancer] mourir de qch
[+thirst, boredom] mourir de qch
→ I was dying of boredom.
I'm dying of thirst. Je meurs de soif.
She's dying of cancer. Elle est en train de mourir du cancer.
to be dying for sth
(=longing) avoir une envie folle de qch
→ I'm dying for a breath of fresh air.
→ I'm dying for a drink.
to be dying to do sth
(=longing) mourir d'envie de faire qch
→ She was dying to talk to Frank.
I'm dying to see you. Je meurs d'envie de te voir.
→ The engine coughed, spluttered and died.
(=come to an end) s'éteindre
→ True love never dies.
to die hard avoir la vie dure
→ Such prejudices die hard.
old habits die hard les vieilles habitudes ont la vie dure
vt to die a natural death mourir de sa belle mort → I don't think Tracy died a natural death. to die a violent death mourir de mort violente → His mother died an agonizing death.
→ The gunfire finally began to die away.
→ The noise died away and silence reigned.
[wind] se calmer, s'apaiser
→ The wind had finally died down.
→ The blaze gradually died down.
[controversy, fuss, furore] se calmer
→ The controversy is unlikely to die down.
[laughter] se calmer
→ She waited until the laughter had died down.
→ How did the dinosaurs die out?
→ We used to believe that capitalism would soon die out.