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.