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Definition of Expire

Expire

  1. To breathe out; to emit from the lungs; to throw out from the mouth or nostrils in the process of respiration; -- opposed to inspire.
  2. To give forth insensibly or gently, as a fluid or vapor; to emit in minute particles; to exhale; as, the earth expires a damp vapor; plants expire odors.
  3. To emit; to give out.
  4. To bring to a close; to terminate.
  5. To emit the breath.
  6. To emit the last breath; to breathe out the life; to die; as, to expire calmly; to expire in agony.
  7. To come to an end; to cease; to terminate; to perish; to become extinct; as, the flame expired; his lease expires to-day; the month expired on Saturday.
  8. To burst forth; to fly out with a blast.

Expire Quotations

Cooking involves a deadline and hungry people and ingredients that expire in a week. It's stressful. Cooking happens on the stove and on the clock. Baking happens with ingredients that last for months and come to life inside a warm oven. Baking is slow and leisurely.
Regina Brett

'Obama and Biden want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars.' Guess what? Yes, we do in one regard: We want to let that trillion dollar tax cut expire so the middle class doesn't have to bear the burden of all that money going to the super-wealthy. That's not a tax raise. That's called fairness where I come from.
Joe Biden

I grew up on a farm in Oregon, an adopted child, with one sibling, and parents the age of all my peers' grandparents. We lived in isolation from the people around us, and it was always a struggle to cope with as a child. The heart can really expire under those conditions. I always felt like I was looking at the world from the outside.
Larry Harvey

I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one.
Aneurin Bevan

Men are very emotionally dependent upon women from the day they are born to the day they expire.
Laura Schlessinger
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Expire Translations

expire in Afrikaans is sterf, ophou
expire in Dutch is aflopen, ophouden, uitgaan, eindigen
expire in Finnish is kuolla
expire in German is verfallen
expire in Italian is decorrere, decadere
expire in Portuguese is morrer
expire in Spanish is caducar, salirse
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