die on (someone or something)

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die on (someone or something)

1. To die while in someone's care or while in someone's presence, as of a person or other living thing. Get the defibrillator—I refuse to let this guy die on me!
2. To permanently stop working, as of a machine. I have to go buy a new blender because mine died on me today.
3. To die while physically positioned on something. This patient died on the table during a routine surgery because he had an undetected heart condition.
See also: die, on

die on someone

 
1. Lit. [for a patient] to die under the care of someone. Get that medicine over here fast, or this guy's gonna die on me. Come on, mister, don't die on me!
2. Fig. [for something] to quit running for someone. My car died on me, and I couldn't get it started. My CD player died on me, and I had to listen to the radio.
See also: die, on
References in classic literature ?
Those who dream of the banquet, wake to lamentation and sorrow.
Affery, woman,' said Mr Flintwinch, with a friendly grin on his expressive countenance, 'if you ever have a dream of this sort again, it'll be a sign of your being in want of physic.
I dream of a home with a hearth-fire in it, a cat and dog, the footsteps of friends -- and YOU
That which for Vronsky had been almost a whole year the one absorbing desire of his life, replacing all his old desires; that which for Anna had been an impossible, terrible, and even for that reason more entrancing dream of bliss, that desire had been fulfilled.
I dream of every body at Highbury when I am away and when I have gone through my particular friends, then I begin dreaming of Mr.
It lingered but a moment's space, that dream of Spring, and died; Yet as my head the pillows pressed, my soul had found thy side.
through a lying dream of my father's, which he saw in his sleep, I am shut up on your account in this palace as if I had been a girl: what shall I now do to you?
Lastly, she pictured to herself how this same little sister of hers would, in the after-time, be herself a grown woman; and how she would keep, through all her riper years, the simple and loving heart of her childhood: and how she would gather about her other little children, and make THEIR eyes bright and eager with many a strange tale, perhaps even with the dream of Wonderland of long ago: and how she would feel with all their simple sorrows, and find a pleasure in all their simple joys, remembering her own child-life, and the happy summer days.
The poor wife told her all that had happened and how she had been told in a dream of the witch's power to help her.
All down the street and on the doorstep, and while he mounted the stairs, his dream of Katharine possessed him; on the threshold of the room he had dismissed it, in order to prevent too painful a collision between what he dreamt of her and what she was.