die out

Meaning: If something like a species of animal or a language is dying out, it is disappearing and could soon be lost forever.

Synonym: become extinct

For example:

  • die out Several languages will die out soon if more people don't start learning them and speaking them.

  • die out Some people believe polar bears could die out within twenty or thirty years because of global warming.

Quick Quiz:

Which of these animals has died out?

a. the mammoth

b. the panda

c. the rabbit

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