Translation of "kill" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

kill

verb uk /kɪl/ us /kɪl/
DEATH

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

杀死;弄死;使致死
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。
FINISH 终止

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

终止;使停止;扼杀;破坏
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

喝光
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。
EFFORT 努力

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

使付出很多努力;给(某人)招来很多困难
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。
HURT 疼痛

[ T ] informal to cause someone a lot of pain

使非常痛苦
I must sit down, my feet are killing me! 我得坐下来,我的脚痛极了!
ANGER 生气

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

(意指极为愤怒)非杀了(某人)不可
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。
ENTERTAIN 使娱乐

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

让某人捧腹大笑
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

笑得前仰后合
We were killing ourselves laughing. 我们快笑死了。

Phrasal verb(s)

noun [ C usually singular ] uk /kɪl/ us /kɪl/

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

被捕杀的动物;猎物;杀死,捕杀
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)