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I do or die, but I never cancel out.
Pat Nixon

Meaning of "do or die" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DO OR DIE

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DO OR DIE

do justice to
do like a dinner
do one´s bit
do one´s block
do one´s cruet
do one´s level best
do one´s nana
do one´s nut
do one´s stuff
do oneself justice
do out
do over
do someone dirt
do someone proud
do the business
do the dirty on
do the honours
do the lolly
do the necessary
do the needful

WORDS THAT END LIKE DO OR DIE

Adie
as straight as a die
Basse-Normandie
birdie
caddie
die
do-or-die
foodie
Geordie
goodie
Haute-Normandie
hoodie
indie
kiddie
never say die
Normandie
nudie
oldie
Picardie
sine die

Synonyms and antonyms of do or die in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «do or die» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DO OR DIE

Find out the translation of do or die to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of do or die from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «do or die» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

做或死
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vida o muerte
570 millions of speakers

English

do or die
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

करो या मरो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أو موت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

или умереть
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fazer ou morrer
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কর অথবা মর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

faire ou mourir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

buat atau mati
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

tun oder zu sterben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

やるかやられるか
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

수행 또는 사망
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nindakake utawa mati
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm hoặc chết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செய் அல்லது செத்துமடி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

करु किंवा मरु
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yap yada öl
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fare o morire
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

do or die
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

або померти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

face sau mor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κάνει ή να πεθάνουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

doen of sterf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

göra eller dö
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gjøre eller dø
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of do or die

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DO OR DIE»

The term «do or die» is quite widely used and occupies the 44.598 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DO OR DIE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about do or die

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4 QUOTES WITH «DO OR DIE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word do or die.
1
Thomas Campbell
Tomorrow let us do or die!
2
Pat Nixon
I do or die, but I never cancel out.
3
Harry Shum, Jr.
My parents weren't stereotypical and pressuring me to go to college. They mentioned it a lot and constantly, but it wasn't a do or die thing, like, 'You have to do this or you're done.'
4
Curtis Sliwa
People under siege turn to us in complete frustration and I get a chance to go in when it's do or die.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DO OR DIE»

Discover the use of do or die in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to do or die and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Do or Die: Reluctant Heroes
But these are feelings they both must fight to control as they face an array of cold-blooded adversaries, including a vindictive mob boss who’s got Ian at the top of his hit list and a wealthy psychopath who loves murder as much as he ...
Suzanne Brockmann, 2014
2
Do or Die
Do or Die is the first insider account of teenage gangs--the lives, loves, and battles of children who kill--from the only journalist ever allowed inside this closed and dangerous world. This is no West Side Story.
Leon Bing, 1992
3
Semper Fi Do-Or-Die
If you want to know what the Corps was really like in the 1960's and those that served during this tumultuous time in history this is the book for you!
Keith Laufenberg, 2007
4
Do or die:
Photographs depict the world of the young amateur boxer, and are accompanied by the author's impressions of gyms and boxing rings in Harlem, the South Bronx, and Brooklyn
Martine Barrat, 1993
5
To Do or Die
To Do or Die is the first in a series of exciting adventure novels set in the Second World War, a time of heroes, acts of outlandish bravery and brutal hand-to-hand combat.
Max Adams, 2010
6
Do Or Die: The Baby-boomer Man's Guide to Regaining Health, ...
Do or Die is a fitness survival guide for the baby-boomer man who wants to take charge of his health.
Jim McFarland, 2005
7
Do or Die
But it will also lead Mali directly into the path of a killer — one who, if not stopped, will almost surely strike again.... From the Paperback edition.
Grace F. Edwards, 2011
8
I Do . . . Or Die
“Always a bridesmaid, never a bride” is Shelby Atwood's personal credo.
Donna Cummings, 2012
9
Do Or Die
'Menace to Society' meets 'the Matrix' in this, classic battle of good and evil, set in the streets of Bed-Stuy, in Brooklyn, NY. Two young men trying to find their way are thrust into a life of crime, violence and lust.
"D", Darren Coleman, 2006
10
Aye Do Or Die
ER nurse Darcy Cavanaugh is sailing the high seas again--this time for a wedding cruise.
Candy Calvert, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DO OR DIE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term do or die is used in the context of the following news items.
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Weekly Bond Update: Do or die for Greece and European bond …
Weekly Bond Update: Do or die for Greece and European bond markets. Michael Boye Michael Boye. Fixed Income trader / Saxo Bank. «TradingFloor.com, Jul 15»
2
Twista & Do Or Die "Withdrawal" Video
Anyone who knows the history of Chicago rap, knows that a Twista and Do Or Die collaboration is always worth a listen. The four rappers got ... «HotNewHipHop, Jul 15»
3
Do or die for 450kg man
Johannesburg - This weekend, the worried family of 450kg Corrie Le Grange will know whether he will live or die. His life hung in the balance ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
4
Do or Die Time for Phil Pressey
Everyone knows that the Boston Celtics are going to have to part ways with one or more of their young guards and Phil Pressey appears to be ... «Hardwood Houdini, Jul 15»
5
The Liam Farrell Column: It's do or die for us
But if that happens, we need to be ready to strike and that's why we're treating this as a cup game – it's do or die for us. Warrington have had a ... «Wigan Today, Jul 15»
6
It's Do or Die for APR, Police in Cup Semis
Defending champions APR will need a win when they host rivals Police in the return leg of the Peace Cup semi-final today at Kicukiro Stadium. «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
7
'Do or die' in Women's Semi-Finals
It's 'do or die' in the Bayfair Baywide Women's semifinals this afternoon as an unbeaten Waikite hosts Waimana and current title holders Arataki ... «SunLive, Jun 15»
8
June 23, Forty Years Ago: Do or die
The Opposition launched a do-or-die campaign to oust Indira Gandhi from the prime minister's office, Congress (O) leader Morarji Desai told a ... «The Indian Express, Jun 15»
9
Rays fall to Indians 1-0 in 'do or die' play at home plate
And it was, a line drive off the bat of David Murphy that set up what Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash called a “do or die” play at home ... «TBO.com, Jun 15»
10
From the Floor: It's do or die Greece
We know that we have said this until we are blue in the face, but June 22 is really shaping up to perhaps (perhaps...) be the pivotal day in the ... «TradingFloor.com, Jun 15»

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