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English definition of “kill”

kill

verb [I/T]    /kɪl/
to cause someone or something to die : [T] Livestock are being killed by tigers in some areas . [I] Just a tiny drop of this poison is enough to kill. [T] fig. If you tell Mom , I’ll kill you (= I will be extremely angry with you). To kill something can also mean to hurt , damage , remove , or destroy it: [T] It wouldn’t kill you to apologize . [T] The doctor gave her something to kill the pain . kill time (also time to kill) If you kill time or have time to kill, you do something while you are waiting for something else to happen : We killed some time playing cards while we waited for the flight . I had a couple of hours to kill before dinner . killing    /ˈkɪl·ɪŋ/ noun [C] She refused to take part in the killing of animals .
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