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kill sth off

verb uk phrasal verb with kill   /kɪl/ us  
to destroy something completely, usually over a period of time: The use of pesticides is killing off birds and fish. figurative Lack of funding is killing off small theatres.
Translations of “kill sth off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 滅絕, 殺光…
in Chinese (Simplified) 灭绝, 杀光…
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