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perishverb [I]

 us   /ˈper·ɪʃ/
to ​die, esp. as a ​result of an ​accident, ​violence, or ​war: Without this ​assistance, thousands of ​refugees would perish from ​hunger and ​neglect.
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perishverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈper.ɪʃ/

perish verb [I] (DIE)

to ​die, ​especially in an ​accident or by being ​killed, or to be ​destroyed: Three hundred ​people perished in the ​earthquake. He ​believes that ​Europe must ​createcloserties or it will perish.

perish verb [I] (DECAY)

UK If ​material such as ​rubber or ​leather perishes, it ​decays and ​starts to ​break into ​pieces: Sunlight has ​caused the ​rubber to perish.
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