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perishing

adjective uk   us   /ˈper.ɪ.ʃɪŋ/

perishing adjective (COLD)

UK informal extremely cold: Wear your coat, it's perishing out there! He's out there in the perishing cold.

perishing adjective (ANNOYED)

old-fashioned used to show your anger about something: Now I've gone and lost my perishing keys!
Translations of “perishing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 寒冷的, 極冷的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 寒冷的, 极冷的…
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