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English definition of “kill”


verb [I/T]    /kɪl/
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    /ˈkɪl·ɪŋ/ noun [C] She refused to take part in the killing of animals.
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