intransitive verb

To die or be destroyed, especially in a violent or untimely manner.

intransitive verb

To pass from existence; disappear gradually.

intransitive verb

To spoil or deteriorate.

intransitive verb

To bring to destruction; destroy.


(perish the thought) Used to express the wish that one not even think about something.

An obsolete form of pierce.


The act of perishing: in the following slang phrase.

To pass away; come to naught; waste away; decay and disappear.

To cease to live; die.

Synonyms Expire, Decease, etc. See die.