Meaning of “kill” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /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.
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.
END [ T ]

to stop an activity or experience completely:

His remark killed the conversation.
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 time

(Definition of “kill verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)