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Verb: kill  kil
  1. Cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly
    "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
     
  2. Be fatal
    "cigarettes kill"; "drunken driving kills"
     
  3. Be the source of great pain for
    "These new shoes are killing me!"
     
  4. Deprive of life
    "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa"
     
  5. Cause the death of, without intention
    "She was killed in the collision of three cars"
     
  6. Mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
    "kill these lines in the President's speech";
    - obliterate, wipe out
     
  7. Tire out completely
    "The daily stress of her work is killing her"
     
  8. Cause to cease operating
    "kill the engine"
     
  9. Destroy a vitally essential quality of or in
    "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods"
     
  10. End or extinguish by forceful means
    "kill poverty!";
    - stamp out
     
  11. Thwart the passage of
    "kill a motion";
    - shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote out
     
  12. [informal] Overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration
    "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"
     
  13. [informal] Drink down entirely
    "She killed a bottle of brandy that night";
    - toss off [informal], pop [informal], bolt down [informal], belt down [informal], pour down, down [informal], drink down
     
  14. (sport) hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games
    "She killed the ball"
     
  15. (sport) hit with great force
    "He killed the ball"
Noun: kill  kil
  1. The act of terminating a life
    - killing, putting to death
     
  2. The destruction of an enemy plane, ship, tank or missile
    "the pilot reported two kills during the mission"
     
  3. The body of an animal, or bodies of animals, killed by a person or another animal
     
  4. Something that has been killed
    "the lion chased the leopard off its kill"

Derived forms: killing, killed, kills

See also: kill off

Type of: ache, be, beat [informal], blackball, body, conclusion, cut, dead body, destroy, destruct, destruction, devastation, drink, end, ending, exhaust, fish out [informal], hit, hurt, imbibe, negative, overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, spifflicate [Brit, informal], spiflicate [Brit, informal], suffer, sweep over, switch off, take away, take out, terminate, termination, tucker [N. Amer, informal], tucker out [N. Amer, informal], turn off, turn out, uncreate [literary], veto, wash up

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