kill meaning

[ kil ] Pronunciation:   "kill" in a sentence
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. Thwart the passage of
    "kill a motion"
Noun: kill  kil
  1. The act of terminating a life
    - killing, putting to death 
  2. The destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile
    "the pilot reported two kills during the mission"

Derived forms: killing, kills, killed

See also: kill off, killable, killer, killing

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

Encyclopedia: Kill Kill, I Oughta Kill, County Kildare

[American slang]
tr. to stop or terminate something; to quash a story; to stop a story from being printed in a newspaper.
• Kill that story. It's got too many errors.
• This issue has gone to press. Too late to kill it.


To seal, 6.

verb [+ obj]

to spoil or destroy sth; to stop or end sth:

Too many features can kill a product.

They didn't like the terms and conditions and killed the deal.

He said it was easy to kill an organization by changing it too much.

Excessive taxation is killing economic growth.


kill sth off

to stop or get rid of sth:

They have killed off several of their brands.

A surge in high-street sales has killed off any chance of a cut in interest rates in the next few months.

To cancel a trade or order that has been placed, but not filled.


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  1. the lust to kill had suddenly descended on her.
  2. the hunters brought their kill back to camp.
  3. insects can kill our flocks and herds.
  4. do n't move, otherwise i 'll kill you.
  5. he even threatened to kill me . -no !-yes, he did.

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