buy the farm


buy the farm
verb
pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
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She died from cancer

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The children perished in the fire

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The patient went peacefully

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The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

Syn:
Ant: ↑be born (for: ↑die)
See Also: ↑die out (for: ↑die), ↑die off (for: ↑die), ↑die down (for: ↑die)
Derivationally related forms:
passing (for: ↑pass), ↑expiration (for: ↑expire), ↑exit (for: ↑exit), ↑going (for: ↑go), ↑decedent (for: ↑decease), ↑decease (for: ↑decease), ↑death (for: ↑die), ↑Death (for: ↑die)
Hypernyms: ↑change state, ↑turn
Hyponyms:
abort, ↑suffocate, ↑stifle, ↑asphyxiate, ↑buy it, ↑pip out, ↑drown, ↑predecease, ↑starve, ↑famish, ↑fall, ↑succumb, ↑yield
Verb Group:
die, ↑fail, ↑go bad, ↑give way, ↑give out, ↑conk out, ↑go, ↑break, ↑break down
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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phrasal
: to get killed : die

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buy the farm (US sl)
To die
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Main Entry:farm

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I

I refused to admit to my recklessness, even when I nearly bought the farm

II
see buy

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buy the farm — see buy, 1
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Main Entry:farm

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buy the ˈfarm idiom
(NAmE, informal) to die
Main entry:buyidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • buy the farm — When somebody has bought the farm, they have died …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • buy the farm — tv. to die; to get killed. □ He bought the farm on San Juan Hill. □ I’m too young to buy the farm …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • buy the farm — vb American to die. An expression which is said to have originated with barnstorming or fighter pilots. The farm in question is either a worm farm (i.e. a grave) or an ironic reference to a symbol of retire ment (if a pilot survived he would… …   Contemporary slang

  • buy the farm — verb To die; generally, to die in battle or in a plane crash. That cat must have been twenty years old when he finally bought the farm. Syn: buy it, kick the bucket, punch ones ticket, real estate deal …   Wiktionary

  • buy the farm — vp To die. If you don t kick the ice cream habit you re going tobuy the farm. 1940s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • buy the farm — die, kick the bucket, pass away    Where s Henry? Oh, he bought the farm years ago died of cancer, eh …   English idioms

  • buy the farm — v. die. He bought the farm during that last raid …   English slang

  • buy the farm — phrasal see buy it …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • buy the farm — die, pass away …   English contemporary dictionary

  • buy the farm (to) —  Die …   American business jargon