Per"ish (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Perished (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Perishing.] [OE. perissen, perisshen, F. p'erir, p.pr. p'erissant, L. perire to go or run through, come to nothing, perish; per through + ire to go. Cf. Issue, and see -ish.]

To be destroyed; to pass away; to become nothing; to be lost; to die; hence, to wither; to waste away.

I perish with hunger! Luke xv. 17.

Grow up and perish, as the summer fly. Milton.

The thoughts of a soul that perish in thinking. Locke.

 

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Per"ish, v. t.

To cause perish.

[Obs.]

Bacon.

 

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