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kill meaning and definition

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KILL noun

Definition of kill (noun)

  1. the act of terminating a life
  2. the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile
    • "the pilot reported two kills during the mission"

KILL verb

Definition of 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"
  2. thwart the passage of
  3. end or extinguish by forceful means
  4. be fatal
    • "cigarettes kill"; "drunken driving kills"
  5. be the source of great pain for
    • "These new shoes are killing me!"
  6. overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration
    • "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"
  7. hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games
    • "She killed the ball"
  8. hit with great force
    • "He killed the ball"
  9. deprive of life
    • "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa"
  10. cause the death of, without intention
    • "She was killed in the collision of three cars"
  11. drink down entirely
  12. mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
  13. tire out completely
    • "The daily stress of her work is killing her"
  14. cause to cease operating
    • "kill the engine"
  15. destroy a vitally essential quality of or in
    • "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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