perish with (something)

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perish with (something)

1. To suffer greatly due to some ailment or discomfort. The poor man was trapped down here and obviously perished with hunger. You'll perish with thirst before you starve to death.
2. By extension, to suffer greatly due to some ailment or discomfort. (Used as hyperbole.) Would you mind if I had a glass of water? I'm perishing with thirst! I thought I would perish with boredom in there!
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perish with something

to feel bad enough to die because of something, such as heat, hunger, etc. (Often an exaggeration.) I was just perishing with hunger when we arrived at the restaurant. Mary felt as if she would perish with the intense heat of the stuffy little room.
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