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dice

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Games
dicedice1 /daΙͺs/ ●○○ noun (plural dice) πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 dice.jpg [countable] (also die)DG a small block of wood, plastic etc that has six sides with a different number of spots on each side, used in gamesthrow/roll the dice πŸ”Š It’s your turn to roll the dice.2 [uncountable]DG any game of chance that is played with dice3 β†’ the dice are loaded4 β†’ no dice5 β†’ a throw of the dice
Examples from the Corpus
diceβ€’ I thought the room was a dice.β€’ Roll the artillery dice for each shot.β€’ If you roll a misfire when you roll the first dice the cannon has literally misfired and may explode.β€’ Cut cornbread into 1 / 2 inch dice to measure 7 cups; set aside.β€’ Cut the potatoes into Β½" dice.β€’ Use a scatter dice to determine which direction he moves in.β€’ But Dole had little choice but to roll the dice in a way that surprised even the most astute political observers.throw/roll the diceβ€’ I shook it loosely and quickly and threw the dice.β€’ It's got to be better than throwing the dice and then having amnio and maybe aborting.β€’ In Arabia they throw the dice in the other direction.β€’ But Dole had little choice but to roll the dice in a way that surprised even the most astute political observers.β€’ I envy them for getting to roll the dice.β€’ Okay take turns rolling the dice and taking that many cubes.
Related topics: Cooking
dicedice2 verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 (also dice something ↔ up) [transitive]DFC to cut food into small square pieces πŸ”Š diced carrotsβ–Ί see thesaurus at cut2 β†’ dice with death
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Examples from the Corpus
diceβ€’ He was struggling with an anger so black it made him tremble as he diced the eggs for potato salad.β€’ Dice the potatoes and cook them in salted water.β€’ And some have diced with death to make Bond look good.
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Verb table
dice
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydice
he, she, itdices
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydiced
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave diced
he, she, ithas diced
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad diced
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dice
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have diced
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dicing
he, she, itis dicing
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you, we, theyare dicing
Past
I, he, she, itwas dicing
you, we, theywere dicing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dicing
he, she, ithas been dicing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dicing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dicing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dicing
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