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murder

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈmɜː.dər/ us    /ˈmɝː.dɚ/
B1 the crime of intentionally killing a person: Two sisters have been charged with (= officially accused of) murder. There were three murders in the town last year. The three were convicted of (= proved guilty of) murder. a murder weapon (= a weapon used to commit a murder)
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murder

verb [T] uk   /ˈmɜː.dər/ us    /ˈmɝː.dɚ/
B1 to commit the crime of intentionally killing a person: Her husband was murdered by gunmen as she watched. In the last year, terrorists have murdered several local journalists. UK informal If you say you will or could murder someone, you mean you are very angry with them: If he's late again, I'll murder him!
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