Definitions for (noun) kill

Main entry: kill

Definition: the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile

Usage: the pilot reported two kills during the mission


Main entry: kill, killing, putting to death

Definition: the act of terminating a life

Definitions for (verb) kill

Main entry: kill, stamp out

Definition: end or extinguish by forceful means

Usage: Stamp out poverty!


Main entry: kill

Definition: destroy a vitally essential quality of or in

Usage: Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods


Main entry: kill

Definition: cause to cease operating

Usage: kill the engine


Main entry: kill

Definition: tire out completely

Usage: The daily stress of her work is killing her


Main entry: wipe out, obliterate, kill

Definition: mark for deletion, rub off, or erase

Usage: kill these lines in the President's speech


Main entry: toss off, down, drink down, belt down, bolt down, pop, pour down, kill

Definition: drink down entirely

Usage: He downed three martinis before dinner; She killed a bottle of brandy that night; They popped a few beer after work


Main entry: kill

Definition: cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

Usage: This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank; The farmer killed a pig for the holidays


Main entry: kill

Definition: cause the death of, without intention

Usage: She was killed in the collision of three cars


Main entry: kill

Definition: deprive of life

Usage: AIDS has killed thousands in Africa


Main entry: kill

Definition: hit with great force

Usage: He killed the ball


Main entry: kill

Definition: hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games

Usage: She killed the ball


Main entry: kill

Definition: overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration

Usage: The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!


Main entry: kill

Definition: be the source of great pain for

Usage: These new shoes are killing me!


Main entry: vote down, vote out, defeat, shoot down, kill

Definition: thwart the passage of

Usage: kill a motion; he shot down the student's proposal


Main entry: kill

Definition: be fatal

Usage: cigarettes kill; drunken driving kills