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Definition of dice noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[plural] (die) small cubes of wood, plastic, etc., with a different number of spots on each of their sides, used in games of chance a pair of dice to roll/throw/shake the dice (figurative) It was a last desperate throw of the dice to save his marriage.
  2. 2[uncountable] a game played with dice We played dice all night.
  3. 3[plural] small square pieces of meat, vegetables, etc. The recipe says to use two onions, small dice.
  4. Idioms
    load the dice (against somebody) [usually passive]
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    to put someone at a disadvantage He has always felt that the dice were loaded against him in life.
    no dice (informal)
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    used to show that you refuse to do something, or that something cannot be done “Did you get that job?” “No dice.”
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: dice