Translation of "kill" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /kɪl/ us /kɪl/

kill verb (DEATH)

A2 [ I or T ] to cause someone or something to die

Her parents were killed in a plane crash. 她的父母死于一次空难。
Smoking can kill. 吸烟会危及生命。
Food must be heated to a high temperature to kill harmful bacteria. 食物必须经高温加热以杀灭有害细菌。

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kill verb (FINISH)

C2 [ T ] to stop or destroy a relationship, activity, or experience

Lack of romance can kill a marriage. 缺少浪漫会毁掉婚姻。
They gave her some tablets to kill the pain. 他们给她一些药片来止痛。
Kill your speed. 停下来。

[ T ] mainly US informal also kill off to drink all of something

We killed off two six-packs watching the game. 看比赛时,我们喝掉了两盒6瓶装啤酒。

kill verb (EFFORT)

C1 [ T ] informal to cause someone a lot of effort or difficulty

It wouldn't kill you to apologize. 道歉对你来说算不了什么。
He didn't exactly kill himself trying to get the work finished. 他并没有竭尽全力去完成工作。

kill verb (HURT)

[ T ] informal to cause someone a lot of pain

I must sit down, my feet are killing me! 我得坐下来,我的脚痛极了!

kill verb (ANGER)

A2 [ T ] informal If you say that someone will kill you, you mean that they will be very angry with you.

My sister would kill me if she heard me say that. 要是我姐姐听见我那么说,非杀了我不可。

kill verb (ENTERTAIN)

[ T ] mainly US informal to make someone laugh a lot

That comedian kills me. 那个喜剧演员真是使我为之倾倒。
kill yourself informal

to laugh very much

We were killing ourselves laughing. 我们快笑死了。

killnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /kɪl/ us /kɪl/

an animal or bird that has been hunted and killed, or the action of killing

The leopard seizes its kill and begins to eat. 豹子抓住猎物,便吃了起来。
Like other birds of prey, it quickly moves in for the kill. 如同其他猛禽一样,它飞行迅速以捕食猎物。

(Translation of “kill” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)