perish [-ed, -es, -ing] v
ME < OFr < L. perīre, pass away entirely, come to nothing, be lost or destroyed, lose one's life.
- Die; depart mortal existence.
- Disappear; fade; wilt; expire; pass away.
- Decay; decompose.
- Cease to exist.
- Be erased; be lost; be removed; be eradicated.
- Be destroyed.
- [Fig.] suffer; endure torment.
- [Fig.] yearn intensely; desire to the point of suffering.
- [Fig.] lose importance.
- [Fig.] be overcome.
- [Fig.] be finished; be concluded.