Definition Of perish
suffer death, typically in a violent, sudden, or untimely way.
a great part of his army perished of hunger and disease
Example Of perish
A great many fishermen perished at sea, especially during the brutal winter season.
Approximately 200,000 Irishmen served in World War 1 and over 60,000 perished in the conflict.
But, in some cases, some of the people perished as a result of the flooding.
By the end of the 1840s over one million Irish had perished from hunger and associated disease and another two million had emigrated to escape the misery.
Empires and ideologies have triumphed, perished and fallen into oblivion through the centuries.