Kill - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kɪl|  American pronunciation of the word kill
Brit.  |kɪl|  British pronunciation of the word kill
- the act of terminating a life (syn: killing)
- the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile
- the body of an animal, or bodies of animals, killed by a person or another animal
- cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly
- thwart the passage of (syn: defeat, shoot down, vote down)
- end or extinguish by forceful means (syn: stamp out)
- be fatal
- be the source of great pain for
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Examples

The disease has killed thousands of people.

Three people were killed in the accident.

A chemical that kills weeds

A disease that can kill

Taking drugs to kill the pain

Despite protests, the mayor killed the program.

The committee killed the bill.

This delay has killed our chances of finishing the project on schedule.

She told him to kill the lights.

The prisoners killed a guard during the escape.

She dressed up to kill all other girls.

She just killed the audience.

It nearly killed me.

His constant failures killed his ambition.

I killed the pain with drugs.

Phrasal verbs

kill off  — kill en masse; kill on a large scale; kill many

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: kill
he/she/it: kills
present participle: killing
past tense: killed
past participle: killed
noun
singular: kill
plural: kills
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