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perish

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perish/ˈperɪʃ/verb
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perish
/ˈperɪʃ/
verb
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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
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