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Definition of "expire" []

  • To come to an end; terminate: My membership in the club has expired. (verb-intransitive)
  • To breathe one's last breath; die: The patient expired early this morning. (verb-intransitive)
  • To exhale; breathe out. (verb-intransitive)
  • To breathe (something) out. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To give (something) off. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "expire" in a sentence
  • "Justice David Prosser, one of the four-justice unofficial conservative majority, sees his term expire this year."
  • "If conflicts come up, instead of taking all the group's time to address the issues you can simply let the term expire and the group dissolve."
  • "Marsh, a director since 2001, would have seen his term expire in 2012."