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PERISH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does perish mean? 

PERISH (verb)
  The verb PERISH has 1 sense:

1. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

  Familiarity information: PERISH used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERISH (verb)


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Meaning:

Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

buy the farm; perish; pass away; kick the bucket; give-up the ghost; snuff it; drop dead; die; decease; croak; cash in one's chips; pop off; expire; exit; conk; choke; go; pass

Context examples:

She died from cancer / They children perished in the fire / The patient went peacefully / The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

Hypernyms (to "perish" is one way to...):

change state; turn (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "perish"):

abort (cease development, die, and be aborted)

asphyxiate; stifle; suffocate (be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen)

buy it; pip out (be killed or die)

drown (die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating)

predecease (die before; die earlier than)

famish; starve (die of food deprivation)

fall (die, as in battle or in a hunt)

succumb; yield (be fatally overwhelmed)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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