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1. perish

verb. ['ˈpɛrɪʃ'] pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life.

Synonyms

  • predecease
  • snuff it
  • exit
  • pop off
  • conk
  • suffocate
  • expire
  • die
  • pass
  • pass away
  • give way
  • conk out
  • break down
  • stifle
  • abort
  • drop dead
  • croak
  • give out
  • change state
  • go bad
  • give-up the ghost
  • pip out
  • fall
  • go
  • decease
  • asphyxiate
  • buy the farm
  • fail
  • kick the bucket
  • yield
  • buy it
  • cash in one's chips
  • drown
  • choke
  • succumb
  • turn
  • famish
  • break

Antonyms

  • survive
  • be full
  • be well
  • feed

Etymology

  • perishen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Perish

  • parrish
  • parish
  • marish
  • gerrish
  • garish
  • farish
  • cherish
  • buresh
  • bearish
  • barish

Example sentences of the word perish


1. Adjective
Birdlife.org estimates as many as 60,000 parrots perish annually in transit from Mexico to other countries.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Once infected, plants usually perish.

3. Verb, base form
They will perish once frosts strike in autumn.

Quotes containing the word perish


1. For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
- Jesus Christ

2. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.
- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

3. When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.
- Hilaire Belloc

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