Phrasal Verbs with 'Die'

Die away

Become quieter or inaudible (of a sound)

Example: The last notes DIED AWAY and the audience burst into applause.

Die back

When the parts of a plant above ground die, but the roots remain alive

Example: The plant DIES BACK in the winter.

Die down

Decrease or become quieter

Example: It was on the front pages of all the papers for a few days, but the interest gradually DIED DOWN.

Die for

Want something a lot

Example: I'm DYING FOR the weekend- this week's been so hard.

Die off

Become extinct

Example: Most of the elm trees in the UK DIED OFF when Dutch elm disease arrived.

Die out

Become extinct or disappear

Example: Some scientists say that the dinosaurs DIED OUT when a comet hit the earth and caused a nuclear winter.