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Noun
An act of causing death, especially deliberately
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“The trial of the suspects charged with the killing of Watts took place at Taunton in April 1852.”
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The state of being vanquished
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The carrying out or undergoing of a sentence of death
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A financial gain, especially the difference between the amount earned and the amount spent in buying, operating, or producing something
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A very large sum of money
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The act or state of physically fighting
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An extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury
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(business) Financial profitability
Adjective
Causing death
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“Cancer is one of the four big killing diseases.”
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Causing exhaustion or fatigue
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“That's a killing schedule. How do you manage it?”
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(informal) Difficult or impossible to endure or bear
“When the killing suspense had just about brought me to the verge of a nervous breakdown, the orders were issued in the affirmative.”
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(dated) Extremely funny
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“Let me write down that killing joke about the hunter and the bear. I never can remember a joke.”
Adjective
Having an ache in a part of one's body
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Verb
Killing or executing
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“Like the classic dictator described by Aristotle, he quickly used his power to kill his political opponents.”
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Present participle for to cause or result in the loss of life
“Tuna boats, for example, often kill sharks, turtles, and dolphins that get trapped in their nets.”
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Present participle for to put an end to
“The unexpected emergency would effectively kill our plans for a vacation.”
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Present participle for to cause the failure or defeat of (something)
“Congress would quickly kill the proposed bill.”
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Present participle for to turn or switch off (something)
“Nigel parked his car and killed the engine.”
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Present participle for to neutralize or subdue (an effect or quality)
“Sonya quickly gave me a shot to kill the unbearable pain.”
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Present participle for to overexert oneself
“He would almost kill himself trying to get in shape for the marathon.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to cause pain or anguish to
“I hope it happens soon because the suspense will kill me otherwise.”
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Present participle for to overwhelm (someone) with an emotion
“This song kills me every time I hear it.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to delight, allure or attract in an almost magical manner
“His handsome features and rugged build would regularly kill the ladies within his presence.”
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