meet (one's) death

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meet (one's) death

To die. Please stop speeding, I don't want to meet my death today!
See also: death, meet

meet one's death

 and meet one's end
Fig. to die. After 20 years, my dog finally met his death when he got hit by a bus. The skydiver met his end when his parachute didn't open.
See also: death, meet
References in classic literature ?
For a single moment the two stood, as if entranced in that attitude, the one paralysed by so unexpected a resistance, and the other bending his head, not to meet his death, but in the act of the most intense attention.
For the colourful toff, who once scampered round the village in a gorilla suit, it was a fittingly bizarre way to meet his death, appalling many Archers fans.
Where did Captain James Cook meet his death in 1779?
It then, in a tragic irony, became the vessel on which Owen sailed back to France in 1918 to meet his death.
The Prime Minister raised the case at talks in Downing Street with the Chinese Communist Party propaganda chief Li Changchun amid continued questions over how the 41-year-old came to meet his death in a hotel room.
SO, just one episode of Doctor Who left before Matt Smith goes to meet his death - possibly at the hand of his new bride.
1778: Captain Cook's third expedition became the first from Europe to visit Hawaii - where he would meet his death in a dispute with the inhabitants on his return just over a year later.
The young soldier was to ultimately meet his death in the war (a vivid account was provided in a post-war exchange of eye-witness statements) but his memory is preserved with an impeccable scholarship within the pages of A Civil War Soldier Of Christ And Country.
Jo has already written the final chapter and it's been rumoured Harry might meet his death.
According to Homer, Orestes was away when his father returned from Troy to meet his death at the hands of Aegisthus, his wife's lover.
Andreson knows there is no final escape for him and refuses to help himself; his only remaining decision is when to go out and meet his death.