Per"ish (?), v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Perished (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Perishing.] [OE. perissen, perisshen, F.
périr, p. pr. périssant, L. perire
to go or run through, come to nothing, perish; per through +
ire to go. Cf. Issue, and see -ish.] To be
destroyed; to pass away; to become nothing; to be lost; to die; hence,
to wither; to waste away.
I perish with hunger! Luke xv.
Grow up and perish, as the summer
The thoughts of a soul that perish in
Per"ish, v. t. To cause
perish. [Obs.] Bacon.