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kill - Dictionary definition and meaning for word kill

Definition
(noun) the act of terminating a life
Synonyms : killing , putting to death

Definition
(noun) the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile
Example Sentence
  • the pilot reported two kills during the mission

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(verb) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly
Example Sentence
  • This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank
  • The farmer killed a pig for the holidays

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(verb) thwart the passage of
Synonyms : defeat , shoot down , vote down , vote out
Example Sentence
  • kill a motion
  • he shot down the student's proposal

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(verb) end or extinguish by forceful means
Synonyms : stamp out
Example Sentence
  • Stamp out poverty!

Definition
(verb) be fatal
Example Sentence
  • cigarettes kill
  • drunken driving kills

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(verb) be the source of great pain for
Example Sentence
  • These new shoes are killing me!

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(verb) overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration
Example Sentence
  • The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!

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(verb) hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games
Example Sentence
  • She killed the ball

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(verb) hit with great force
Example Sentence
  • He killed the ball

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(verb) deprive of life
Example Sentence
  • AIDS has killed thousands in Africa

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(verb) cause the death of, without intention
Example Sentence
  • She was killed in the collision of three cars

Definition
(verb) drink down entirely
Example Sentence
  • He downed three martinis before dinner
  • She killed a bottle of brandy that night
  • They popped a few beer after work

Definition
(verb) mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
Synonyms : obliterate , wipe out
Example Sentence
  • kill these lines in the President's speech

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(verb) tire out completely
Example Sentence
  • The daily stress of her work is killing her

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(verb) cause to cease operating
Example Sentence
  • kill the engine

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(verb) destroy a vitally essential quality of or in
Example Sentence
  • Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods

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