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An act of causing death, especially deliberately
“Scotland Yard do not connect the present murders with those earlier killings.”
Causing death
“Cancer is one of the four big killing diseases in childhood; after leukaemia, tumours of the central nervous system are the most common cancers in childhood.”
Exhausting or unbearable
“Fatigue is the killing weight of expectation; and that burden is another good reason for fearing the worst.”
Extremely funny
“… he's usually quiet, but occasionally unleashes some killing remark that cracks everyone up.”
“The suspense will be killing.”
Present participle for to deprive of life
“Tuna boats, for example, often kill sharks, turtles, and dolphins that get trapped in their nets.”
Present participle for turn off; cancel
“A no vote by Chile could kill plans for granting it the same access to the US market that Canada and Mexico now enjoy.”
Present participle for overexert oneself
“I'm tired of chasing technology, literally killing myself every two years to come out with a new product.”
Present participle for cause pain or anguish to
“But at least the new scenarios don't kill you trying to keep guests happy.”
Present participle for to cause to stop functioning
“Noel parked and killed the engine.”
Present participle for to attract or delight as if by magic
“… with his dark good looks he would positively kill the ladies.”
Present participle for to put an end to
“Do not refrigerate tomatoes, or you'll kill the taste.”
“Knowing that I have several hours to kill on my own and that no-one will likely pop round makes me incredibly anxious.”
“I think the suspense is going to kill me before Saturday!”
“She gave me a shot to kill the pain.”
“If activated it will kill DLL files related to the updating components of various anti-virus programs.”
“Congress killed an anti-tobacco bill.”
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