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  • n  the act of terminating a life
  • n  the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile
    the pilot reported two kills during the mission
  • v  cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly
    This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank
    The farmer killed a pig for the holidays
  • v  thwart the passage of
    kill a motion
  • v  end or extinguish by forceful means
  • v  be fatal
    cigarettes kill
    drunken driving kills
  • v  be the source of great pain for
    These new shoes are killing me!
  • v  overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration
    The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!
  • v  hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games
    She killed the ball
  • v  hit with great force
    He killed the ball
  • v  deprive of life
    AIDS has killed thousands in Africa
  • v  cause the death of, without intention
    She was killed in the collision of three cars
  • v  drink down entirely
    She killed a bottle of brandy that night
  • v  mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
    kill these lines in the President's speech
  • v  tire out completely
    The daily stress of her work is killing her
  • v  cause to cease operating
    kill the engine
  • v  destroy a vitally essential quality of or in
    Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods

  • 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.
  • EL SALVADORThe leftist offensive is not final, after all In the tiny, crowded killing ground that is El Salvador, 10,000 people died by violence last year.
  • Those IEDs used a molten ball of copper to punch through the armor of American vechicles to kill or main the passengers.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 17, 2013 - International Herald Tribune
  • 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 ...
    June 16, 2013 - Gothamist
  • Gunmen in Pakistan Kill 2 Anti-Polio Workers
    Pakistan police say gunmen kill 2 anti-polio workers during a vaccination drive in northwest        
    June 16, 2013 - ABC News

  • Barack Obama in Town Hall
    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...
  • Amy Winehouse in FOXNews
    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."
  • Vice President Dick Cheney in U.S. News & World Report
    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."

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