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English definition of “kill”

kill

verb
 
 
/kɪl/
DEATH [I, T] A2 to make someone or something die: Sunday's bomb killed 19 people. Their son was killed in a road accident.Murder and attempted murderKillingKillingMurder and attempted murder
sb will kill sb A2 informal used to say that someone will be very angry with someone else: Dad will kill me for being late.Angry and displeasedBad-tempered
END [T] to stop an activity or experience completely: His remark killed the conversation.Causing something to endComing to an end
CAUSE PAIN [T] informal to cause you a lot of pain or effort: My feet are killing me. It wouldn't kill you to tidy up occasionally. → See also kill timeEffort and expending energyTrying and making an effort
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