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German translation of “kill”

kill

verb /kil/
to cause the death of
töten
He killed the rats with poison The outbreak of typhoid killed many people The flat tyre killed our hopes of getting home before midnight.
killer noun a person, animal etc that kills
der Mörder; Mörder-
There is a killer on the loose (also adjective) a killer disease.
kill off to destroy completely
ausrotten
So many deer have been shot that the species has almost been killed off.
kill time to find something to do to use up spare time
die Zeit totschlagen
I’m just killing time until I hear whether I’ve got a job or not.
(Definition of kill from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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