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
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Cowards die many times before they meet their death.
The innocent animals die on long journeys, And suffer dreadfully when they meet their death, How can those farmers sleep in their beds at night, knowing the animals have suffered before their last breath?
Yesterday's fierce fighting and more bloodshed suggested many more Libyans may meet their deaths in the cause of freedom.
It is almost unthinkable that two people could meet their deaths in such circumstances in a civilised society.
That they could meet their deaths in such an untimely and violent manner is shocking.