Expire - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈspaɪər|  American pronunciation of the word expire
Brit.  |ɪkˈspʌɪə|  British pronunciation of the word expire


- lose validity

My passports expired last month

- pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life (syn: choke, conk, croak, decease, die, exit, go, pass, perish)
- expel air (syn: exhale)


My driver's license has expired.

She expired after a long illness.

measuring the volume of air expired from the lungs

My passport expires next year.

My passport expires next week.

My driving licence expires in March.

The lease on the flat expired on June 14th.

The chairman's term of office has already expired.

Ophelia expires in Act IV of Hamlet.

My passports expired last month

Word forms

I/you/we/they: expire
he/she/it: expires
present participle: expiring
past tense: expired
past participle: expired
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