die by

die by (something)

To die from a particular cause. That neighborhood is very dangerous, and I don't want you to die by gunshot!
See also: by, die
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

die by something

to perish by a particular cause or device. (Often refers to execution as a death sentence.) He died by electrocution. She was condemned to die by hanging.
See also: by, die
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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