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Lewis : perago

perago, pĕrăgo, ēgi, actum (inf. paragier, Cato, Orig. 7, p. 1), 3, v. a. To thrust through, pierce through, transfix (only poet. and in post-Aug. prose): Theseus latus ense peregit, transpierced, Ov. H. 4, 119: aliquem ardenti quercu, Val. Fl. 1, 146; cf.: externa peragi dextrā, Sil. 11, 364.—Hence, transf., to kill, slay, Mart. 5, 37, 16.

To pass through, traverse: freta, Ov. H. 15, 65: cum sol duodena peregit Signa, id. M. 13, 618.

To drive about, harass, disturb, disquiet, agitate, annoy a person or thing (very rare): pecora peragens asilus, Sen. Ep. 58, 2: totum Sempronium usque eo perago, ut, etc., Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 8, 1.

To carry through, go through with, execute, finish, accomplish, complete, etc. In gen. (class.; syn.: exsequor, conficio, patro): multum egerunt, qui ante nos fuerunt, sed non peregerunt, Sen. Ep. 64, 8: carmen tubā solā peregit, Enn. ap. Lact. ad Stat. Th. 11, 56 (Ann. v. 508 Vahl.): fabulam, Cic. Sen. 19, 70; cf. id. ib. 18, 64 (and v. peractio): comitia, id. N. D. 2, 4, 10: concilium, Caes. B. G. 6, 4: partes suas, Plin. Ep. 7, 33, 5: conata, Juv. 13. 210: inceptum, Verg. A. 4, 452: cursum, id. ib. 4, 653; cf.: coeptum iter, Ov. F. 1, 188: dona, to finish distributing, Verg. A. 5, 362: mandata, Ov. M. 7, 502: aetatem, vitam, aevum, id. Tr. 4, 8, 13; 41; id. M. 15, 485: facinus, Juv. 6, 640; also, to exhaust: quot viros, Auct. Priap. 34.—Absol., = διάγειν, to pass one's life, Pers. 5, 138.—Pass. impers.: Quis non peractum esse cum Pompeio crederet? that the war with Pompey is ended, Flor. 4, 2, 53.

In partic., in jurid. Lat.: reum, to continue a prosecution till the defendant is condemned, Liv. 4, 42; Plin. Ep. 3, 9, 4; Ov. P. 4, 6, 30; Val. Max. 6, 2, 4: accusationem, to prosecute to the end, Plin. Ep. 6, 31, 6: receptus est reus, neque peractus, ob mortem opportunam, Tac. A. 4, 21.

In gen., to work, or work up any thing. Lit.: humum, to till, cultivate, Ov. F. 4, 693: cibum, to digest, Plin. 9, 60, 86, § 183.

Trop., to go through, go over, to relate, describe, detail, state: legatus peragit deinde postulata...Haec paucis verbis carminis concipiendique jurisjurandi mutatis peragit, Liv. 1, 32, 6 sq.: verbis auspicia, to mention, id. 1, 18 fin.: res pace belloque gestas, to describe, treat of, id. 2, 1: dum perago tecum pauca, Ov. Am. 2, 2, 2: res tenues, tenui sermone peractas, delivered, Hor. S. 2, 4, 9.