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If you followed the media you'd think that everybody in Africa was starving to death, and that's not the case; so it's important to engage with the other Africa.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Meaning of "to death" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TO DEATH

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WHAT DOES TO DEATH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of to death in the English dictionary

The definition of to death in the dictionary is until dead.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TO DEATH

to carry out an inspection (of sth)
to carry sth to extremes
to catch unshirted hell
to close the books
to coin a phrase
to come to a grinding halt
to come to a screeching halt
to come to your senses
to come to your senses/bring sb to their senses
to cook the books
to die for
to do nicely
to do sth by the rule book
to do with
to end up on the cutting room floor
to excess
to feel your oats
to get back to basics
to get dooced
to get into high gear

WORDS THAT END LIKE TO DEATH

a matter of life and death
accidental death
brain death
breath
catch one´s death
death
flog to death
in at the death
kiss of death
life-and-death
life-or-death
like grim death
living death
maternal death
megadeath
programmed cell death
put to death
scared to death
sudden cardiac death
sudden death
wall of death

Synonyms and antonyms of to death in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «to death» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TO DEATH

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

Translator English - Chinese

死亡
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

a la muerte
570 millions of speakers

English

to death
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मौत के लिए
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حتى الموت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

до смерти
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

a morte
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মরতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à mort
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mati
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zu Tode
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

死ぬまで
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

죽음
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nganti mati
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đến chết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மரணம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मृत्यू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ölüme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

a morte
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

na śmierć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

до смерті
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

la moarte
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σε θάνατο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dood
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

till döds
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

til døden
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of to death

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TO DEATH»

The term «to death» is very widely used and occupies the 10.389 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TO DEATH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about to death

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10 QUOTES WITH «TO DEATH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word to death.
1
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
If you followed the media you'd think that everybody in Africa was starving to death, and that's not the case; so it's important to engage with the other Africa.
2
Casey Affleck
I have friends who remember seeing fish hauled onto a boat's deck and beaten to death.
3
Lyman Beecher
Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.
4
Brendan Behan
When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
5
Brendan Behan
I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
6
Ahmed Ben Bella
I'm optimistic because I'm pragmatic: Neither of the two sides, the military government nor the Islamic front, is capable of winning. If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death.
7
Samantha Bond
I've been married to the same man - even after the separation - longer than most people in this business. I'm sick to death of people mentioning it.
8
Edie Brickell
We didn't rehearse or play the songs to death before we recorded them, and that let us catch a freshness and energy level we've never really felt while making records.
9
Poppy Z. Brite
I certainly wanted to write a book that was honest about New Orleans without explaining it to death, so much so that the first draft contained references absolutely incomprehensible to anyone who hasn't lived here for several years.
10
Harry Browne
Libertarians know that a free country has nothing to fear from anyone coming in or going out - while a welfare state is scared to death of poor people coming in and rich people getting out.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TO DEATH»

Discover the use of to death in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to to death and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of ...
Amusing Ourselves to Death is a prophetic look at what happens when politics, journalism, education, and even religion become subject to the demands of entertainment.
Neil Postman, 2005
2
Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint
R. Andrew Chesnut offers a fascinating portrayal of Santa Muerte, a skeleton saint whose cult has attracted millions of devotees in the past eight years.
R. Andrew Chesnut, 2012
3
Thrilled to Death: How the Endless Pursuit of Pleasure Is ...
We are literally being thrilled to death. In this insightful book, Dr. Hart explores the stark rise in a phenomenon known as anhedonia, an inability to experience pleasure or happiness.
Archibald Hart, 2007
4
Love Her To Death
Describes how Jan Roseboro was savagely beaten and strangled before her body was tossed in her backyard pool and how her husband Michael was eventually convicted of the crime after his pregnant mistress came forward.
M. William Phelps, 2011
5
Love You to Death: The Unofficial Companion to the Vampire ...
Presents an episode-by-episode look at the first season of "The Vampire Diaries" and includes the story of L.J. Smith, background on the shows creators, and biographies of the actors.
Crissy Calhoun, 2010
6
Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death
Katy Butler was living thousands of miles from her vigorous and self-reliant parents when the call came: a crippling stroke had left her proud seventy-nine-year-old father unable to fasten a belt or complete a sentence.
Katy Butler, 2013
7
Love Me to Death: A Novel of Suspense
The only way for her to escape his brutality may be another fight to the death. From the Paperback edition.
Allison Brennan, 2010
8
Four Steps to Death
Two bodies, uncovered at a building site, prompt the investigating officer to remember World War II and the circumstances involving their deaths during the Battle of Stalingrad, as told from both German and Russian points of view.
John Wilson, 2005
9
Perfecting Ourselves to Death: The Pursuit of Excellence and ...
Examines the price and perils of perfectionism including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, then explores the roots of perfectionism, and finally provides a new perspective on perfectionism that is rooted in finding confidence in ...
Richard Winter, 2005
10
Driven to Death: Psychological and Social Aspects of Suicide ...
"The deepest study yet of one of the least understood phenomena of our time.
Ariel Merari, 2010

4 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TO DEATH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term to death is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Egyptian Court Hands Morsi A Death Sentence
Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced to death on charges of breaking out of prison during the 2011 "Arab Spring" uprising that ... «NPR, May 15»
2
Tsarnaev's Death Sentence
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death on Friday afternoon for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing. Three people died—Krystle Campbell, Lu Lingzi, ... «The New Yorker, May 15»
3
Author Terry Pratchett Was No Stranger To Death
Fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett was prolific: He wrote more than 70 books, dozens of them about the Discworld — a flat planet borne through space by four ... «NPR, Mar 15»
4
Uproar in Egypt After Judge Sentences More Than 680 to Death
A court in Minya, a provincial capital, sentenced to death the top spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood along with more than 680 others in connection with ... «New York Times, Apr 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. To death [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/to-death>. Feb 2020 ».
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