kill kill  /ˈkɪl/


  1. (n) the act of terminating a life
  2. (n) the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile
  3. (v) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly
  4. (v) thwart the passage of
  5. (v) end or extinguish by forceful means
  6. (v) be fatal
  7. (v) be the source of great pain for
  8. (v) overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration
  9. (v) hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games
  10. (v) hit with great force
  11. (v) deprive of life
  12. (v) cause the death of, without intention
  13. (v) drink down entirely
  14. (v) mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
  15. (v) tire out completely
  16. (v) cause to cease operating
  17. (v) destroy a vitally essential quality of or in


  1. For India's langur monkeys, infanticide works In his classic work On Aggression, Nobel Laureate Konrad Lorenz argued that man is the only species that regularly kills.
  2. Those IEDs used a molten ball of copper to punch through the armor of American vechicles to kill or main the passengers.
  3. In the end, almost everyone is against killing doctors who practice abortion, though it is a little hard to understand why.


  1. Floods Kill 23 in Northern India; Dozens Missing

    Torrential rain and floods washed away buildings and roads, killing at least 23 people in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, officials said Monday.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Brooklyn Drivers Kill The Most People In NYC

    Speeding drivers kill more people in Brooklyn than any other borough, and 88% of Brooklyn drivers break the 30 mph speed limit, according to an analysis of 2011 traffic data by Transportation Alternatives. The data, which was obtained by the Post, builds an even stronger case for speed cameras: only 2,028 speeding citations were handed out in Brooklyn in 2011, but TA clocked 2,232 speeding ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Gothamist

  3. Gunmen in Pakistan Kill 2 Anti-Polio Workers

    Pakistan police say gunmen kill 2 anti-polio workers during a vaccination drive in northwest        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: ABC News


  1. "Those who attacked America on 9/11 are plotting to do so again," Obama said. "If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which al Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans. So this is not only a war...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Town Hall

  2. "The doctors have told her if she goes back to smoking drugs, it won't just ruin her voice, it will kill her," Mitch Winehouse told the Mirror. "There are nodules around the chest and dark marks. She has 70 percent lung capacity."
    on Jun 23, 2008 By: Amy Winehouse Source: FOXNews

  3. The former vice president to George W. Bush added: "He seems to think if he has a low-key response to an attempt to blow up an airliner and kill hundreds of people, we won't be at war."
    on Dec 31, 2009 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: U.S. News & World Report

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