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expire

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expire(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to cease to be valid)
a. expirar
The lease for our apartment expires next month.El contrato de arrendamiento de nuestro apartamento expira el próximo mes.
b. caducar
My husband's provisional green card expires in November.La tarjeta verde provisional de mi esposo caduca en noviembre.
c. vencer
I need to renew my driver's license because it expires next week.Tengo que renovar mi carnet porque vence la próxima semana.
2. (to come to an end)
a. finalizar
When the bell sounds, you will know that the time for preparing your arguments has expired.Cuando suene el timbre, sabrán que el tiempo para preparar sus argumentos ha finalizado.
b. expirar
The deadline for renewing your contract expires in two weeks.El plazo para renovar el contrato expira en dos semanas.
3. (to go bad)
a. caducar
The carton says the milk you're drinking expired two weeks ago.El envase dice que la leche que estás bebiendo caducó hace dos semanas.
4. (to breathe out)
a. espirar
A whistling noise came from his throat each time he expired.Cada vez que respiraba, la garganta le silbaba.
5.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to die)
a. expirar
The count announced that the king had expired during the night.El conde anunció que el rey había expirado durante la noche.
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expire
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (law)
a. caducar
2. (deadline)
a. expirar, vencer
3. (literary)
a. expirar (die)
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expire [ɪksˈpaɪəʳ]
intransitive verb
1 (end) [+time, period] terminar; finalizar; [+ticket, passport] caducar; vencer; [+lease, contract] vencer; expirar
my passport has expired mi pasaporte ha caducado or vencido
2 (die) expirar
3 (breathe out) espirar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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