dyeing vs dying : Common Errors in English

About dyeing vs dying

If you are using dye to change your favorite t-shirt from white to blueyou are dyeing it; but if you don’t breathe for so long that your faceturns blue, you may be dying.

dyeing Meaning(s)

  • (n) the use of dye to change the color of something permanently

dying Meaning(s)

  • (n) a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
  • (n) a device used for shaping metal
  • (n) a cutting tool that is fitted into a diestock and used for cutting male (external) screw threads on screws or bolts or pipes or rods
  • (v) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
  • (v) suffer or face the pain of death
  • (v) be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame
  • (v) stop operating or functioning
  • (v) feel indifferent towards
  • (v) languish as with love or desire
  • (v) cut or shape with a die
  • (v) to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player
  • (v) lose sparkle or bouquet
  • (v) disappear or come to an end
  • (v) suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense)
  • (n) the time when something ends
  • (a) in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be
  • (s) eagerly desirous

dyeing in News

dying in News

  1. Dying girl who sparked debate gets lung transplant from adult donor

    The lungs offered Wednesday to a dying 10-year-old girl whose transplant plight changed the nation’s organ allocation rules came from an adult donor, perhaps proving that her parents were right all along.Sarah Murnaghan of Newtown Square, Pa., underwent more than six hours of surgery to receive two lobe transplants, meaning that a pair of adult lungs was cut down to fit her small size, according ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Dying girl gets lung transplant from adult donor

    The lungs offered Wednesday to a dying 10-year-old girl whose transplant plight changed the nation’s organ allocation rules came from an adult donor, perhaps proving that her parents were right all along.Sarah Murnaghan of Newtown Square, Pa., was undergoing surgery to receive two lobe transplants, meaning that a pair of adult lungs was cut down to fit her small size, according to a family ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Dying man reunited with lost dog

    A dying man's last wish was granted just a few minutes ago: he was reunited with his lost dog. John Simpson has pancreatic cancer, and is in hospice care, where doctors say he only has days left to live.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: FOX 5 Washington D.C.

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