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English definition of “kill”

kill

verb [T] (EFFORT)    /kɪl/ informal
C1 to cause someone a lot of effort or difficulty : It wouldn't kill you to apologize . He didn't exactly kill him self trying to get the work finished .Effort and expending energyTrying and making an effort
(Definition of kill verb (EFFORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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