perish

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perish(
peh
-
rihsh
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to die an untimely or violent death)
a. perecer
Hank's body was never found, but we assumed he had perished in the woods.Nunca se encontró el cadáver de Hank, pero supusimos que había perecido en el bosque.
b. fallecer
Everyone on the ship perished in the storm.Toda la tripulación falleció en la tempestad.
2. (to deteriorate)
a. estropearse
Everything in the refrigerator perished while we were away on holiday.Todo lo que estaba en la nevera se estropeó mientras estábamos de vacaciones.
b. echarse a perder (food)
The apple sauce hiding in the back of the fridge perished.La compota de manzana que estaba fuera de la vista al fondo del refrigerador se echó a perder.
c. deteriorarse (material)
The leather straps will deteriorate if you let them dry out.Las correas de cuero se deteriorarán si dejas que se sequen.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to destroy) (United Kingdom)
a. deteriorar
The rubber gasket of the window has perished and is letting chilled air into the room.La junta de goma de la ventana se deterioró y deja pasar aire frío a la habitación.
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perish
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (person)
a. perecer
perish the thought!¡Dios no lo quiera!
2. (rubber, leather)
a. estropearse
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perish [ˈperɪʃ]
intransitive verb
1 [+person] perecer; fallecer
we shall do it or perish in the attempt lo conseguiremos o moriremos intentándolo; he perished at sea murió en el mar; perish the thought! ¡Dios me libre!
2 [+food, material] deteriorarse; estropearse
transitive verb
deteriorar; estropear
to be perished (with cold) estar helado (informal)
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