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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
kill (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to deprive of life cause the death of
b) (1) to slaughter (as a hog) for food
(2) to convert a food animal into (a kind of meat) by slaughtering
2.
a) to put an end to - kill competition
b) - defeat veto killed the amendment
c) to mark for omission , also - delete
d) - annihilate destroy kill an enemy
3.
a) to destroy the vital or essential quality of - killed the pain with drugs
b) to cause to stop - kill the motor
c) to check the flow of current through
4.
to make a markedly favorable impression on - she killed the audience
5.
to get through uneventfully - kill time , also to get through (the time of a penalty) without being scored on - kill a penalty
6.
a) to cause extreme pain to
b) to tire almost to the point of collapse
7.
to hit (a shot) so hard in various games that a return is impossible
8.
intransitive verb
to consume (as a drink) totally
1.
to deprive one of life
2.
to make a markedly favorable impression - was dressed to kill
kill (noun)
1.
a) an act or instance of - killing
b) a decisive act that conclusively secures something (as a deal or win)
2.
something as - killed
a) (1) an animal shot in a hunt
(2) animals killed in a hunt, season, or particular period of time
b) an enemy unit (as an airplane or ship) destroyed by military action
c) a return shot in any of various games (as badminton, handball, or table tennis) that is too hard for an opponent to handle
kill (noun)
- channel creek used chiefly in place names in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
kill (verb)
1.
to deprive of life
SYNONIMS:
carry off, claim, croak, destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, slay, take
RELATED WORDS:
bump off, butcher, cut down, finish, get, ice [], knock off, murder, neutralize, off [], put away, rub out, scrag, snuff, take out, waste, whack []; annihilate, blot out, decimate, kill off, massacre, mow, slaughter, smite; assassinate, execute, martyr, terminate; euthanize ( euthanatize), put down; suicide
do away with, do for [], make away with
NEAR ANTONYMS:
raise, restore, resurrect, resuscitate, revive; nurture
animate
kill (verb)
2.
to reject by or as if by a vote
SYNONIMS:
blackball, down, kill, nix, shoot down, veto
RELATED WORDS:
decline, disallow, disapprove, dismiss, refuse; blacklist
NEAR ANTONYMS:
admit, allow, approve, assent (to), pass, sanction; elect, support
confirm, ratify
kill (verb)
3.
to show (something written) to be no longer valid by drawing a cross over or a line through it
SYNONIMS:
blue-pencil, cancel, cross (out), dele, delete, edit (out), elide, kill, scratch (out), strike (out), stroke (out)
RELATED WORDS:
blot out, efface, eradicate, erase, expunge, obliterate, root (out), rub out, wipe out; bleep, blip, clip, cut, excise, remove; bowdlerize, censor, clean (up), expurgate, launder, redact, red-pencil; abbreviate, crop, shorten; black out, repress, silence, suppress
NEAR ANTONYMS:
stet
kill (verb)
4.
to use up all the physical energy of
SYNONIMS:
break, burn out, bust, do in, do up, drain, fag, fatigue, frazzle, harass, kill, knock out, outwear, tire, tucker (out), wash out, wear, wear out, weary
RELATED WORDS:
debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, sap, waste, weaken
NEAR ANTONYMS:
activate, energize, invigorate, rejuvenate, strengthen, vitalize; relax, rest, unwind
kill (verb)
5.
to attract or delight as if by magic
SYNONIMS:
allure, beguile, bewitch, captivate, enchant, fascinate, kill, magnetize, wile, witch
RELATED WORDS:
disarm, draw, entice, lure, pull, seduce, tempt; delight, gratify, please; arrest, enrapture, enthrall ( enthral), entrance; appeal (to), interest, intrigue; beckon, court, invite, solicit, woo
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disgust, offend, repel, revolt; annoy, displease, irk; bore, tire, weary
kill (verb)
6.
to cause to stop functioning
SYNONIMS:
kill, shut off, turn off
RELATED WORDS:
flick (off); dismantle, mothball, phase out; arrest, brake, chock, cut off, draw up, halt, jam, stall, stick
NEAR ANTONYMS:
charge, electrify, energize, fire, fuel, generate, power, push; discharge, launch, release, switch, trip; reactivate, recharge
activate, actuate, crank (up), drive, move, propel, run, set off, spark, start, touch off, trigger, turn on
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