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Meaning & Definition of Kill in English

English

Kill

/kɪl/

noun

1. The act of terminating a life

    synonym:
  • killing
  • ,
  • kill
  • ,
  • putting to death

2. The destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile

  • "The pilot reported two kills during the mission"
    synonym:
  • kill

verb

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"
    synonym:
  • kill

2. Thwart the passage of

  • "Kill a motion"
  • "He shot down the student's proposal"
    synonym:
  • kill
  • ,
  • shoot down
  • ,
  • defeat
  • ,
  • vote down
  • ,
  • vote out

3. End or extinguish by forceful means

  • "Stamp out poverty!"
    synonym:
  • stamp out
  • ,
  • kill

4. Be fatal

  • "Cigarettes kill"
  • "Drunken driving kills"
    synonym:
  • kill

5. Be the source of great pain for

  • "These new shoes are killing me!"
    synonym:
  • kill

6. Overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration

  • "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"
    synonym:
  • kill

7. Hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games

  • "She killed the ball"
    synonym:
  • kill

8. Hit with great force

  • "He killed the ball"
    synonym:
  • kill

9. Deprive of life

  • "Aids has killed thousands in africa"
    synonym:
  • kill

10. Cause the death of, without intention

  • "She was killed in the collision of three cars"
    synonym:
  • kill

11. Drink down entirely

  • "He downed three martinis before dinner"
  • "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"
  • "They popped a few beer after work"
    synonym:
  • toss off
  • ,
  • pop
  • ,
  • bolt down
  • ,
  • belt down
  • ,
  • pour down
  • ,
  • down
  • ,
  • drink down
  • ,
  • kill

12. Mark for deletion, rub off, or erase

  • "Kill these lines in the president's speech"
    synonym:
  • kill
  • ,
  • obliterate
  • ,
  • wipe out

13. Tire out completely

  • "The daily stress of her work is killing her"
    synonym:
  • kill

14. Cause to cease operating

  • "Kill the engine"
    synonym:
  • kill

15. Destroy a vitally essential quality of or in

  • "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods"
    synonym:
  • kill

Examples of using

Tom will kill anyone who gets in his way.
It's time I got revenge. Now I will kill you!
Whoever comes to us armed with a sword, is easier to kill with a shot.