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English definition of “killing”

killing

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɪl.ɪŋ/ us  
B1 an occasion when a person is murdered: a series of brutal killingsMurder and attempted murderKilling

killing

adjective uk   /ˈkɪl.ɪŋ/ us  

killing adjective (EFFORT)

informal making you feel extremely tired: We had to do some killing stomach exercises last night.Complicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand

killing adjective (FUNNY)

old-fashioned extremely funny: She told us a killing story about her driving test.Humour and humorous
(Definition of killing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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