When a person is murdered, this is an example of a situation in which the person is said to perish.
- Used to express the wish that one not even think about something.
- Let's not even consider such a possibility!.
Origin of perish
- Middle English perishen from Old French perir periss- to perish from Latin perīre per- per- īre to go ei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition