perishing

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per·ish

 (pĕr′ĭsh)
v. per·ished, per·ish·ing, per·ish·es
v.intr.
1. To die or be destroyed, especially in a violent or untimely manner: "Must then a Christ perish in torment in every age to save those who have no imagination?" (George Bernard Shaw).
2. To pass from existence; disappear gradually: "Man will go down into the pit, and all his thoughts will perish" (A.J. Balfour).
3. Chiefly British To spoil or deteriorate.
v.tr.
To bring to destruction; destroy: "Many foul blights / Perish'd his hard won gains" (Thomas Hood).
Idiom:
perish the thought
Used to express the wish that one not even think about something.

[Middle English perishen, from Old French perir, periss-, to perish, from Latin perīre : per-, per- + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]
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perishing

(ˈpɛrɪʃɪŋ)
adj
1. informal (of weather, etc) extremely cold
2. slang (intensifier qualifying something undesirable): it's a perishing nuisance!.
ˈperishingly adv
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Translations

perishing

[ˈperɪʃɪŋ] ADJ
1. (= freezing) it's perishing (cold)hace un frío de muerte, hace un frío que pela
I'm perishingestoy helado
2. (Brit) → condenado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

perishing

[ˈpɛrɪʃɪŋ] adj (British)
(cold)glacial(e)
it's perishing, it's perishing cold → il fait un froid glacial
(= confounded) → maudit(e) before n
that perishing child → ce maudit gamin
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

perishing

adj (Brit inf)
(= very cold) room, weathereisig kalt; I’m perishingich geh fast ein vor Kälte (inf)
(= objectionable)verdammt (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

perishing

[ˈpɛrɪʃɪŋ] adj (Brit) (fam) it's perishing (cold)fa un freddo da morire
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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On a perishingly cold afternoon on the south coast there was little to warm the cockles in the opening exchanges.
Darron Burness, head of AA Special Operations, said: "Daytime temperatures have continued to remain below freezing in many areas today and we're still seeing some perishingly cold overnight lows."
People will feel bitterly cold, and even with central heating, homes will feel perishingly cold.
When you're out and your hands are wet it's the airflow over the hands that make them perishingly cold.
In perishingly cold conditions, he goes on to describe how, for his practice, 'each key building has been a first-time experience'.
"Of the survivors, many had limbs amputated through said adrift in lifeboats for many days in the perishingly cold Arctic Ocean."
To be honest I love watching her in Most Haunted, which has been filming in the city all week.What all that strange knocking and floating orbs mean I don't know but I will say that when we last staged the ECHO Fashion Show in St George's Hall some members of staff had a spooky experience involving a perishingly cold spot, a mysterious vanishing man and a room with only one way in and out.
When we have a 1-0 lead in this campaign, it is perishingly stupid to give the other parties a chance to attack us" (qtd.
But, on another perishingly cold East Midlands night, Wolves did just that.
On Friday Lewis, wearing just a swimming hat, goggles and a pair of Speedo trunks, will start a 5km swim in Antarctica's perishingly cold Southern Ocean.