Definition of expire verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    expire

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈspaɪə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspaɪər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they expire
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈspaɪə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspaɪər//
     
    he / she / it expires
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈspaɪəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspaɪərz//
     
    past simple expired
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈspaɪəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspaɪərd//
     
    past participle expired
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈspaɪəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspaɪərd//
     
    -ing form expiring
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈspaɪərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspaɪərɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (of a document, an agreement, etc.) to be no longer valid because the period of time for which it could be used has ended synonym run out (2) When does your driving licence expire? Our lease on the house expires next month.
  2. 2[intransitive] (of a period of time, especially one during which somebody holds a position of authority) to end His term of office expires at the end of June.
  3. 3[intransitive] (literary) to die She had expired while bearing her son.
  4. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French expirer, from Latin exspirare ‘breathe out’, from ex- ‘out’ + spirare ‘breathe’.
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