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1dated Used for emphasis or to express annoyance:‘I could murder that perishing kid!’[as submodifier] ‘you've been a perishing long time with that coffee!’
- ‘Even so… I winced, heavily, at the bottom line price of the perishing things.’
2[predicative] Extremely cold:‘it's perishing in the tent’
- ‘And as well as it being perishing there was fierce wind and rain.’
- ‘Being so close to the Pacific means that the weather can be dicey: perishing cold, low cloud and sudden thaws on the lower slopes.’
- ‘Construction was difficult and carried on throughout the perishing winters as well.’
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