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Related / 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

 

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

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    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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