die out



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die out (third-person singular simple present dies out, present participle dying out, simple past and past participle died out)

  1. (idiomatic) To become extinct.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess[1]:
      The original family who had begun to build a palace to rival Nonesuch had died out before they had put up little more than the gateway, […].
    The dinosaurs died out a long time ago.
  2. (idiomatic) To cease gradually.
    The prejudice has died out.