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  Definition of Kill
  1. the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile; "the pilot reported two kills during the mission"
  2. the act of terminating a life
  3. end or extinguish by forceful means; "Stamp out poverty!"
  4. destroy a vitally essential quality of or in; "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods"
  5. cause to cease operating; "kill the engine"
  6. tire out completely; "The daily stress of her work is killing her"
  7. mark for deletion, rub off, or erase; "kill these lines in the President''s speech"
  8. drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work"
  9. 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"
  10. cause the death of, without intention; "She was killed in the collision of three cars"
  11. deprive of life; "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa"
  12. hit with great force; "He killed the ball"
  13. hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games; "She killed the ball"
  14. overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration; "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"
  15. be the source of great pain for; "These new shoes are killing me!"
  16. thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student''s proposal"
  17. be fatal; "cigarettes kill"; "drunken driving kills"
Similar Words: killing, putting to death, stamp out, obliterate, wipe out, toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down, shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote out


See Also: exterminate, kill off


Hyponyms: deathblow, coup de grace, death, euthanasia, mercy killing, homicide, dispatch, despatch, fell, suicide, self-destruction, self-annihilation, slaughter, poisoning, suffocation, asphyxiation, sacrifice, ritual killing, electrocution, decapitation, beheading, genocide, race murder, racial extermination, eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off, drown, massacre, mow down, erase, butcher, poison, stone, lapidate, commit suicide, zap, vaporize, take off, tomahawk, destroy, saber, sabre, overlie, overlay, brain, put away, put to sleep, neutralize, neutralise, liquidate, waste, knock off, do in, exterminate, kill off, smother, asphyxiate, suffocate, strangle, strangulate, throttle, decapitate, behead, impale, stake, dismember, martyr, murder, slay, hit, bump off, polish off, remove, assassinate, execute, put to death, draw, quarter, draw and quarter, lynch, shoot, pip, electrocute, fry, strike down


Derivational Morphology: destruction, demolition, wipeout, eradication, obliteration, killing, putting to death, cause of death, killer, slayer, violent death, defeat, licking


Language Translations:
Armenian: սպանել   Bosnian: ubiti  
Bulgarian: убивам   Catalan: assassinar  
Chinese: 杀死   Croatian: ubiti  
Danish: dræbe   Dutch: doden  
Esperanto: mortigi   Estonian: tapma  
Finnish: tappaa   French: tuer  
Georgian: კვლა   German: töten  
Hungarian: öl   Icelandic: drepa  
Ido: mortigar   Italian: uccidere  
Japanese: 殺す   Korean: 죽이다  
Latin: occidere   Norwegian: drepe  
Polish: zabijać   Portuguese: matar  
Russian: убивать   Serbian: ubiti  
Slovak: zabiť   Slovene: ubiti  
Spanish: matar   Swahili: kuua  
Swedish: döda   Yiddish: טייטן  
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