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kill

verb [I/T]  /kɪl/ us  
to cause someone or something to die: [T] Livestock are being killed by tigers in some areas. [I] Just a tiny drop of this poison is enough to kill. [T] fig. If you tell Mom, I’ll kill you (= I will be extremely angry with you). To kill something can also mean to hurt, damage, remove, or destroy it: [T] It wouldn’t kill you to apologize. [T] The doctor gave her something to kill the pain.kill time ( also time to kill) If you kill time or have time to kill, you do something while you are waiting for something else to happen: We killed some time playing cards while we waited for the flight. I had a couple of hours to kill before dinner.
killing
noun [C]  /ˈkɪl·ɪŋ/ us  
She refused to take part in the killing of animals.

kill

noun [U]  /kɪl/ us  
an animal that has been hunted and killed: The leopard seized its kill and dragged it into the bush.
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