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verb [intransitive] perish pronunciation in British English /ˈperɪʃ/
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present tense
present participleperishing
past tenseperished
past participleperished
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  1. 1
    mainly literary to die, usually because of an illness or something that happens suddenly
    All our horses perished in the fire.
  2. 2
    to stop happening or existing
    Without greater public support the arts will perish.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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