perish definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To die or be destroyed, particularly in a violent or untimely fashion: "Must after that a Christ perish in torment atlanta divorce attorneys age to truly save individuals who have no imagination?” ( George Bernard Shaw).
    • To pass from existence; disappear slowly: "Man will go down into the gap, and all their thoughts will perish” ( A.J. Balfour).
    • Chiefly British To spoil or decline.
    • to-be damaged; to pass away; to become absolutely nothing; is lost; to die; ergo, to wither; to waste away.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To Carry to destruction; demolish: "Many foul blights/Perish'd their hard won gains” ( Thomas Hood).
    • To cause perish.
  • idiom:
    • perish thinking always show the wish that one not think of anything.
  • verb:
    • to pass through away; to come quickly to naught; to waste away; to decay and go away completely.
    • To die; to cease to call home.
    • To cause to perish.
    • pass from real life and lose all actual attributes and procedures necessary to sustain life
  • others:
    • To pass away; come to naught; waste away; decay and disappear.
    • To stop to live; die.
    • Synonyms Expire, Decease, etc. See die.
    • To bring to naught; injure; destroy; kill.
    • An obsolete type of pierce.
  • noun:
    • The work of perishing: inside after slang term.

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