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Verb: expire  ik'spI(-u)r or ek'spI(-u)r
  1. Lose validity
    "My passports expired last month";
    - run out
  2. Cease to live; lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    - die, decease [archaic], perish, go, exit, pass away, pass, kick the bucket [informal], cash in one's chips [informal], buy the farm [N. Amer, informal], conk [informal], give-up the ghost [informal], drop dead, pop off [informal], choke, croak [informal], snuff it [informal], flatline [informal], cop it [Brit, informal], cash in [informal], pop one's clogs [informal]
  3. Expel air
    "expire when you lift the weight";
    - exhale, breathe out

Derived forms: expires, expired, expiring

See also: breathe

Type of: breathe, change state, discontinue, respire, suspire [literary], take a breath, turn

Encyclopedia: Expire