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murder

mur·der

murder

 
pronunciation:
muhr dr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
get away with murder
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the deliberate and illegal killing of a person.
synonyms:
homicide
similar words:
blood, bloodshed, killing, manslaughter
definition 2: something very difficult or hazardous.
That game was murder.
phrase: get away with murder
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: murdered, murdering, murders
definition 1: to kill (someone) intentionally and with selfish motives.
He murdered three people and will be in prison for the rest of his life.
synonyms:
butcher, slay
similar words:
assassinate, destroy, dispatch, execute, kill, mutilate, remove, savage
definition 2: to mar by bad use.
He murders the language.
synonyms:
butcher
similar words:
assassinate, corrupt, destroy, mangle, mar, mutilate, ruin, spoil
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to commit murder.
An assassin is paid to murder.
synonyms:
kill
derivations: murderer (n.), murderess (n.)
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