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per•ish



Pronunciation: (per'ish), [key]
v.i.
1. to die or be destroyed through violence, privation, etc.: to perish in an earthquake.
2. to pass away or disappear: an age of elegance that has forever perished.
3. to suffer destruction or ruin: His valuable paintings perished in the fire.
4. to suffer spiritual death: Save us, lest we perish.
5. perish the thought, may it never happen: used facetiously or as an afterthought of foreboding.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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