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A small cube with each side having a different number of spots on it, ranging from one to six, thrown and used in gambling and other games involving chance.

The word is originally the plural of die, recorded from Middle English and coming via Old French from Latin datum ‘something given or played’. (See also the die is cast.)

dice with death take serious risks; dice with is here used in the general sense of ‘play a game of chance with’.

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