Complete Definition of "perish"

English

Pronunciation
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Homophones
parish

Verb
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  1. intransitive To die.

#* 1719: w:Daniel Defoe|Daniel Defoe, w:Robinson Crusoe|Robinson Crusoe
#*: ...the ship struck upon a sand, and ... the sea broke over her in such a manner that we expected we should all have perished immediately; and we were immediately driven into our close quarters, to shelter us from the very foam and spray of the sea.

Translations

Dutch: omkomen
Finnish: menehtyä
French: périr
German: umkommen
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Old English: forweorþan
Cornish: merwel
Spanish: perecer

Synonyms
decease, pass away

Related terms
perishable

Category:Death

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