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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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in Arabic جَريمة قَتْل…
in Korean 살인…
in Malaysian pembunuhan…
in French meurtre…
in Turkish cinayet…
in Italian assassinio, omicidio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 謀殺,兇殺…
in Russian убийство…
in Polish morderstwo…
in Vietnamese kẻ sát nhân, tội giết người…
in Spanish asesinato, homicidio…
in Portuguese assassinato…
in Thai การฆาตกรรม, การสังหาร…
in German der Mord…
in Catalan assassinat…
in Japanese 殺人…
in Indonesian pembunuhan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 谋杀,凶杀…
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