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kill

kill

 
 
pronunciation:
kIl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: killed, killing, kills
definition 1: to cause to die.
The lion killed a zebra.
 
synonyms:
wipe out
similar words:
assassinate, butcher, dispatch, eliminate, eradicate, execute, exterminate, extinguish, massacre, murder, remove, slaughter, slay, waste
definition 2: to put an end to; destroy.
The boring teacher killed the girl's interest in history.
synonyms:
eliminate, end, extinguish, terminate
similar words:
abolish, break, check, demolish, finish, ruin, stop
definition 3: to make pass; use up.
She killed time in school playing with her pencil.
synonyms:
spend, while away
similar words:
pass, use up, waste
definition 4: to cause great pain to.
My tooth was killing me so I went to the dentist.
synonyms:
hurt, pain
similar words:
harm, impair, wound
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of killing.
The tiger closed in for the kill.
synonyms:
destruction
similar words:
execution, murder, slaughter
definition 2: animals that have been killed in a hunt.
The hunters hauled the kill back to camp.
synonyms:
game
similar words:
carcass, prey, take
derivation: killer (n.)
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