What does 'Like to died' mean?

This is regional southern Midwest American English, and may extend to other areas in the U.S. South. In the phrase, "like to" means "almost," and "died" is hyperbole, expressing the extreme effect on the speaker. Here's an example: "That job was so hard, I like to died".



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