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Verb: perish  pe-rish
  1. Cease to live; lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    "The children perished in the fire";
    - die, decease [archaic], go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket [informal], cash in one's chips [informal], buy the farm [N. Amer, informal], conk [informal], give-up the ghost [informal], drop dead, pop off [informal], choke, croak [informal], snuff it [informal], flatline [informal], pop one's clogs [informal]

Derived forms: perishing, perishes, perished

Type of: change state, turn

Encyclopedia: Perish