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Phrasal Verbs

die off

This page is about the phrasal verb die off

Meaning

If a group of people, animals, or plants dies off, all of them die over a period of time and none are left.

For example

  • die off The plants in our garden slowly died off due to lack of water.

  • die off Many Tasmanian aborigines were killed by European invaders, and the rest died off over the years because of European diseases.

Quick Quiz

If an animal or plant species has died off, there are

a. fewer than before

b. very few left

c. none left

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