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kill

kill

 
 
pronunciation:
kIl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: killed, killing, kills
definition 1: to cause to die.
 
synonyms:
destroy, end, finish, wipe out
similar words:
assassinate, blot out, butcher, dispatch, eliminate, eradicate, execute, exterminate, extinguish, liquidate, massacre, murder, remove, slaughter, slay, take, waste
definition 2: to eliminate or put an end to.
He killed my enthusiasm.
synonyms:
destroy, eliminate, end, extinguish, terminate
antonyms:
stir
similar words:
abolish, break, check, demolish, finish, quash, quell, ruin, squelch, stifle, stop, undermine, waste, wreck
definition 3: to cause to stop functioning or operating.
Kill the engine.
synonyms:
cease, extinguish, halt, stay, stop
similar words:
cut, silence, stifle, terminate, waste
definition 4: to consume entirely, esp. drink.
She killed the bottle of wine.
synonyms:
exhaust, finish, use up
similar words:
consume, deplete, devour, drain, eat up, empty
definition 5: to make (time) pass.
I killed time wandering through the park.
synonyms:
spend, while away
similar words:
eat up, fritter, pass, squander, use up, waste
definition 6: to cause great pain to.
My head was killing me so I took an aspirin.
synonyms:
hurt, pain
similar words:
harm, impair, wound
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to cause something to die.
similar words:
destroy
definition 2: to murder.
synonyms:
murder
similar words:
destroy
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of killing.
The tiger closed in for the kill.
synonyms:
destruction
similar words:
elimination, execution, murder, slaughter
definition 2: animals that have been killed in a hunt.
We hauled the kill back to camp.
synonyms:
game
similar words:
carcass, killing, prey, quarry, take
derivation: killer (n.)
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