动词过去式:perished 过去分词:perished 现在分词:perishing 第三人称单数:perishes
1 [I] (fml 文) be destroyed; die 毁灭; 死亡
*Thousands of people perished in the earthquake. 那次地震死者数以千计.
* We shall do it or perish in the attempt. 我们将拚死一试.
2 [I, Tn] (esp Brit) (cause sth to) rot; (cause rubber to) lose its elasticity （使某物）腐烂; （使橡胶）失去弹性, 老化
*The seal on the bottle has perished. 瓶子的封记已经腐烂.
* If any oil gets on the car tyres, it will perish them. 汽车胎沾上油就会毁坏.
3 (idm 习语) ,perish the `thought (infml 口) may it never happen 但愿别这样
*The neighbours' children want to learn to play the trumpet, perish the thought! 邻居的孩子想学吹小号, 但愿他们别学!
[Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French;Origin: perir, from Latin perire 'to be destroyed']
[I]formal or literary to die, especially in a terrible or sudden way
Hundreds perished when the ship went down.
[I and T]especially BrE if rubber or leather perishes, it decays
perish the thought!
spoken old-fashioned used to say that you hope what someone has suggested will never happen
If we lose, perish the thought, Watford will take first place.