perish

Save
perish /ˈperɪʃ/ verb
perishes; perished; perishing
perish
/ˈperɪʃ/
verb
perishes; perished; perishing
Learner's definition of PERISH
[no object]
formal + literary : to die or be killed
formal : to disappear or be destroyed : to cease to exist
British : to slowly break apart by a natural process

perish the thought

used to say that you hope that something does not happen or to say that something will not happen
Comments & Questions
Comments & Questions
What made you want to look up perish? Include any comments and questions you have about this word.
LEARNER'S WORD OF THE DAY
By heart Illustration