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To cause the death of
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“Tuna boats, for example, often kill sharks, turtles, and dolphins that get trapped in their nets.”
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To put an end to
“The unexpected emergency would effectively kill our plans for a vacation.”
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To cause the failure or defeat of (something)
“Congress would quickly kill the proposed bill.”
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To turn or switch off (something)
“Nigel parked his car and killed the engine.”
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To neutralize or subdue (an effect or quality)
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“Sonya quickly gave me a shot to kill the unbearable pain.”
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To overexert oneself
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“He would almost kill himself trying to get in shape for the marathon.”
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To pass the time, typically while waiting for a particular event
“I decided to kill some time by watching my favorite series on Netflix.”
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To cause pain or anguish to
“I hope it happens soon because the suspense will kill me otherwise.”
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To overwhelm (someone) with an emotion
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“This song kills me every time I hear it.”
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To delete (a line, paragraph, or file) from a document or computer
“The editor was not happy with large sections of my report and would subsequently kill them.”
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To delight, allure or attract in an almost magical manner
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“His handsome features and rugged build would regularly kill the ladies within his presence.”
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To comprehensively defeat
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To drink, especially alcohol
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To clean out or get rid off
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To vote against, especially in an exclusive organization
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Machine-gun
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To put to death by crucifixion
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To amuse (someone) greatly
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To stop, call off, or give up on doing something
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To seize or shake by the throat, especially of a dog or wolf
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To affect with blight
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To administer poison to (a person or animal), either deliberately or accidentally
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To hamper or hinder the speech, ability or development of
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To prohibit or interdict the use, participation or inclusion of
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To block or clog up a space or opening
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Attack, terrorize
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Stab with pointed tool
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The act of causing death
“After Johnny Cage had beaten his opponent to a pulp, a voice would tell him to go in for the kill before praising him for the fatality.”
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The victim of an act of killing
“Our cat appeared on the doorstep, dragging a fresh kill.”
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It is a volatile, sweet-smelling liquid, used extensively as a solvent and formerly as an anesthetic
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A strike or blow that leads to death, especially a coup de grace
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An animal pursued by a hunter, hound, predatory mammal, or bird of prey
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