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To murder or assassinate someone
“Like the classic dictator described by Aristotle, he quickly used his power to kill his political opponents.”
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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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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)
“Sonya quickly gave me a shot to kill the unbearable pain.”
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To overexert oneself
“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
“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
“His handsome features and rugged build would regularly kill the ladies within his presence.”
Noun
Plural for 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.”
Noun
Plural for the victim of an act of killing
“Our cat appeared on the doorstep, dragging a fresh kill.”
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