This is a very common word in English as people often talk about a whole range of things that expire... The maning of the word in English is to come to an end or to die...Yeah... But what does the word mean in Polish? The meaning is tracić ważność, wygasać, upływać (o terminie). In literary texts the word 'expire' may also mean wyzionąć ducha, umrzeć...So as you see there are potentially lots of situations in which we may use the word 'expire'...
Let's take a look at a few examples form the Net:
- Our television license expires next week.
- The contract between the two companies will expire soon.
- “I wrestle bulls”, he said, then he expired where he stood.
- The poor man expired at about six o'clock in the morning, having lingered three or four hours in great agony.
- Unfortunately, she expired when I was 13.
- It sounds like your fixed-term contract expired when you started maternity leave, but they wanted to keep you on and so...
- He is currently with Virgin but only till his contract expires when he will be transferring to BT.
Are you a perfectionist? How much time in advance are you stressed because your document is to expire? Has any document of yours expired recently?