Translation of "kill" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /kɪl/ us /kɪl/

A2 to make someone or something die

matar, destruir
Their son was killed in a road accident.

informal to hurt a lot

matar, doler mucho
My feet are killing me.

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


verb /kil/

to cause the death of

matar, asesinar
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

There is a killer on the loose
(also adjective) a killer disease.
kill off phrasal verb

to destroy completely

exterminar, rematar
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

pasar el rato, matar el tiempo
I’m just killing time until I hear whether I’ve got a job or not.

(Translation of “kill” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)