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murdernoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈmɜː.dər/  us   /ˈmɝː.dɚ/
B1 the ​crime of ​intentionallykilling a ​person: Two ​sisters have been charged with (= ​officiallyaccused of) murder. There were three murders in the ​town last ​year. The three were convicted of (= ​provedguilty of) murder. a murder weapon (= a ​weapon used to ​commit a murder)

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murderverb [T]

uk   /ˈmɜː.dər/  us   /ˈmɝː.dɚ/
B1 to ​commit the ​crime of ​intentionallykilling a ​person: Her ​husband was murdered by ​gunmen as she ​watched. In the last ​year, ​terrorists have murdered several ​localjournalists.
informal If you say you will or could murder someone, you ​mean you are very ​angry with them: If he's late again, I'll murder him!
informal to do or ​perform something very ​badly, so that you ​spoil it ​completely: karaokesingers who murder ​popclassics

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(Definition of murder from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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murdernoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈmɜr·dər/
the ​crime of ​intentionallykilling a ​person: [C] There were three murders in the ​town last ​year. [U] He was ​convicted of murder.
If you say that something is murder, you ​mean it is very ​difficult or ​takes a lot of ​work: [U] It’s murder ​finding a ​parkingspace in this ​neighborhood.
murder
verb [T]  us   /ˈmɜr·dər/
Her ​husband was murdered.
murderer
noun [C]  us   /ˈmɜr·dər·ər/
a ​convicted murderer
(Definition of murder from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “murder”
in Korean 살인…
in Arabic جَريمة قَتْل…
in Malaysian pembunuhan…
in French meurtre…
in Russian убийство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 謀殺,兇殺…
in Italian assassinio, omicidio…
in Turkish cinayet…
in Polish morderstwo…
in Spanish asesinato, homicidio…
in Vietnamese kẻ sát nhân, tội giết người…
in Portuguese assassinato…
in Thai การฆาตกรรม, การสังหาร…
in German der Mord…
in Catalan assassinat…
in Japanese 殺人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 谋杀,凶杀…
in Indonesian pembunuhan…
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