Meaning of kill

Definition of kill

(noun) the act of terminating a life
the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile; "the pilot reported two kills during the mission"
the body of an animal, or bodies of animals, killed by a person or another animal
(verb) 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"
thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"
end or extinguish by forceful means; "Stamp out poverty!"
be fatal; "cigarettes kill"; "drunken driving kills"
be the source of great pain for; "These new shoes are killing me!"
overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration; "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"
hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games; "She killed the ball"
hit with great force; "He killed the ball"
deprive of life; "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa"
cause the death of, without intention; "She was killed in the collision of three cars"
drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work"
mark for deletion, rub off, or erase; "kill these lines in the President's speech"
tire out completely; "The daily stress of her work is killing her"
cause to cease operating; "kill the engine"
destroy a vitally essential quality of or in; "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods"

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