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Noun
The killing of a human being by another
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“I must emphasize we need to question this man regarding the attempted murder of a police officer in Leeds.”
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(figuratively) A very difficult or unpleasant task or experience
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“It was murder having to constantly be at her beck and call.”
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Criminal or violent behaviour, in particular when resulting in another's death
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A serious criminal offense, which, under federal law, is punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year or by death
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An extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury
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Noun
The subjugation and assumption of control of a place or people by military force
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The act or state of physically fighting
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Verb
To take the life of (someone)
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“Rubensfeldt was involved in a plot to murder his business partner in order to strike it rich at the expense of an insurance company.”
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(figuratively) To win a contest, or defeat, decisively
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“This team was clearly a class above the rest of the competition and would comprehensively murder each of their opponents.”
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(figuratively) To botch or mangle
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“Bots rarely if ever try non-standard ports, as trying thousands of ports per host would murder their performance.”
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To defeat, subdue or overcome with superior strength
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To eat quickly and greedily
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To drink, especially alcohol
Adjective
Difficult or challenging in nature, especially physically
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Adjective
Having or displaying malice, evil or vindictiveness
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Adjective
Causing difficulty or annoyance
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Adjective
Worth paying attention to
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