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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 per·ish /ˈpɛrɪʃ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·ish v. i. [imp. & p. p. Perished p. pr. & vb. n. Perishing.]  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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·ish, v. t. To cause perish. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes
          and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from
          cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The
          patient went peacefully" [syn: die, decease, go, exit,
           pass away, expire, pass] [ant: be born]