Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “kill”


verb [T]     /kɪl/
to stop or destroy something: The board's negative vote killed the deal . The poor economic situation has killed the plan to expand the business . All sorts of new media are killing regional newspapers .
(Definition of kill verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of kill

Definitions of “kill” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


to mix eggs with a little milk and mix again as they are being fried

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More