Meaning of “kill off someone/something” in the English Dictionary

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"kill off someone/something" in American English

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kill off someone/something

phrasal verb with kill us /kɪl/ verb [ I/T ]

to destroy or remove someone or something completely:

Killing off predators such as grizzly bears could throw the ecosystem out of balance.
The worship of celebrities has killed off common sense in America .

(Definition of “kill off someone/something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)