- 1a place in the ground where a dead person is buried We visited Grandma's grave. There were flowers on the grave.
- 2[singular] the grave (usually literary) death; a person's death Is there life beyond the grave (= life after death)? He followed her to the grave (= died soon after her). She smoked herself into an early grave (= died young as a result of smoking). Idioms
to do something that will have very harmful results for you
dig your own grave,dig a grave for yourselfjump to other results
a way of referring to the whole of a person's life, from birth until death
from the cradle to the gravejump to other results
to be so old or sick that you are not likely to live much longer
have one foot in the grave(informal)jump to other results
(of a person who is dead) likely to be very shocked or angry My father would turn over in his grave if he knew.
turn/roll (over) in his/her gravejump to other results