UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdaɪɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdaɪɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(dīing)

From the verb die: (⇒ conjugate)
dying is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (All other usages)
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a dying [man, patient, beast]
  2. visited her dying [mother, grandfather] (in hospital)
  3. [respect, carry out, fulfil] her (last) dying wishes
  4. were her dying words
  5. in his dying hour
  6. are a dying breed
  7. is a dying [language, art]
  8. [won, loss] the match in the dying moments
  9. the dying moments of the [game, match, contest]
  10. the dying [ashes, embers] of the fire
  11. [in, by] the dying light of
  1. [fear, embrace, accept] dying
  2. have a fear of dying
  3. face dying with [calm, acceptance, dignity]
  4. the dying in their last [weeks, days]
  5. the dying and the newborn
  6. take care of they (sick and) dying
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. died of [cancer, exposure, dehydration]
  2. died from a [heart attack, stroke]
  3. died [on Friday, last night]
  4. died in [1950]
  5. died in [peace, anguish, pain]
  6. died in [his arms, bed, her sleep]
  7. died in [the war, battle, a car crash]
  8. died [peacefully, young, willingly]
  9. (has) died after [falling, being, a long battle]
  10. die at [a young, an old] age
  11. died at the age of [75]
  12. die at [home, sea]
  13. died for the [fight, cause, struggle, revolution]
  14. died for her [country, people]
  15. died to [save, protect]
  16. died by [suicide, lethal injection]
  17. die with dignity
  18. [likely, going] to die
  19. (don't) want to die
  20. [live, fight, suffer] and die
  21. [before, when, until] I die
  22. (didn't) die in vain
  23. the [look, grin, smile] died (off her face)
  24. the [engine, motor] died
  25. US: my cell phone just died
  26. the [noise, laughter, screams] died away
  27. the [wind, storm] died down
  28. [languages, dialects, species] are dying off
  29. [convenience, corner, little] stores are dying out
  30. UK, slang: (has) died the death
  1. [roll, throw] a die
  2. [rolled] a [two] on the die
  3. need to [roll] a [2] on the die
  4. do you have the die?
  5. the die [is, has been] cast
  6. the game is played with [three, five] dice
  7. the game is played with a die or dice
  8. [sealing, moulding, lubricating] dies
  9. dies for [moulding]
  10. [stamp, cut, produce] coins with dies
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