kill off meaning

  "kill off" in a sentence
Verb: kill off  kil óf
  1. Kill en massé; kill on a large scale; kill many
    - exterminate

Derived forms: kills off, killing off, killed off

Type of: kill

[American slang]
v. To kill or end completely; destroy. The factory dumped poisonous wastes into the river and killed off the fish. The president suggested a new law to Congress but many members of Congress were against the idea and they killed it off. Mother made Nancy practice her dancing an hour every day; Nancy got tired of dancing and that killed off her interest.


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