killing Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"killing" in British English

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killingnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkɪl.ɪŋ/
B1 an ​occasion when a ​person is ​murdered: a ​series of ​brutal killings
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uk   us   /ˈkɪl.ɪŋ/

killing adjective (EFFORT)

informal making you ​feelextremelytired: We had to do some killing ​stomachexercises last ​night.

killing adjective (FUNNY)

old-fashioned extremelyfunny: She told us a killing ​story about her ​weddingday.
(Definition of killing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"killing" in Business English

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killingnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈkɪlɪŋ/
make a killing informal to ​earn a lot of ​money in a ​shorttime and with little ​effort: They made a killing when they ​sold their London ​flat at the ​top of the ​market.
(Definition of killing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “killing”
in Arabic قَتل…
in Korean 죽임…
in Portuguese assassinato…
in Catalan assassinat…
in Japanese 殺人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 谋杀…
in Turkish öldürme, cinayet…
in Russian убийство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 謀殺…
in Italian uccisione, assassinio…
in Polish zabójstwo, śmierć…
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