Definitions of kill:
  • noun:   the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile
    Example: "The pilot reported two kills during the mission"
  • noun:   the act of terminating a life
  • verb:   be the source of great pain for
    Example: "These new shoes are killing me!"
  • verb:   thwart the passage of
    Example: "Kill a motion"
  • verb:   be fatal
    Example: "Cigarettes kill"
  • verb:   destroy a vitally essential quality of or in
    Example: "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods"
  • verb:   cause to cease operating
    Example: "Kill the engine"
  • verb:   tire out completely
    Example: "The daily stress of her work is killing her"
  • verb:   mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
    Example: "Kill these lines in the President's speech"
  • verb:   cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly
    Example: "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"
  • verb:   cause the death of, without intention
    Example: "She was killed in the collision of three cars"
  • verb:   deprive of life
    Example: "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa"
  • verb:   hit with great force
    Example: "He killed the ball"
  • verb:   hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games
    Example: "She killed the ball"
  • verb:   overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration
    Example: "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"
  • verb:   end or extinguish by forceful means
  • verb:   drink down entirely
    Example: "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #30172)

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