Kill synonyms

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To cause to become legally valid; as, to execute a contract.
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To undergo asphyxia; suffocate.
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To make someone into a martyr by putting him or her to death for adhering to, or acting in accordance with, some belief, especially religious; to sacrifice on account of faith or profession.
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To murder (an accused person) by mob action and without lawful trial, esp. by hanging
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(Ice hockey) To strike an opponent's leg with one's hockey stick.
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To kill violently.
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To kill (an animal, for instance) as a religious sacrifice.
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To hit with a heavy club or similar blunt instrument.
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To make someone a victim or sacrifice.
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To inflict a wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
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To subject to euthanasia.
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To suffer or die or cause someone to suffer or die from extreme or prolonged lack of food.
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(Chiefly US, idiomatic) To kill, especially to murder.
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Used other than as an idiom: see blow,‎ away.
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To reduce to poverty or bankruptcy:
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To get rid of; remove:
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To do away with; wipe out; abolish, withdraw, etc.
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To deprive of life
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(Idiomatic) To execute, especially by using a sword.
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To make someone feel bad emotionally.
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To kill people with a machine gun
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(Literally) To remove by picking.
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To deprive of life
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To injure; to kill
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(Intransitive) To crash, fall over (especially in board sports such as surfing, skateboarding etc.)
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To remove (something written, for example) by rubbing, wiping, or scraping.
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(Slang) To kill, murder.
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(Idiomatic) To kill or end.
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To deprive of life
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To dispose (of); to remove; to abolish; to lose
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To deprive of life
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To deprive of life
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To dash out the brains of; to kill by smashing the skull.
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In science fiction and fantasy, to transport (a person or thing) into another place or time instantaneously, as with an energy beam.
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To fail to follow suit in cards when required and able to do so.
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To make ineffective; destroy or counteract the effectiveness, force, disposition, etc. of
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To murder (a prominent person) by surprise attack, as for political reasons.
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To deprive of life
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To eliminate, especially by killing.
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To deprive of life
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(Idiomatic) to terminate or abolish something
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To cause (a person) to empty the bowels
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To cause to fall by shooting.
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Used other than as an idiom: see cut,"Ž down.
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To deprive of life
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To reduce anything by one in ten, or ten percent.
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To deprive of life
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(Criminal slang) To kill.
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To perform (a shot or maneuver) successfully:
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To fail to take advantage of or use for profit; lose:
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(Idiomatic) to deceive someone
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To bump or hit so that something falls off
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To cool with ice, as a beverage.
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To go away; leave:
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Exterminate is defined as to destroy completely, or kill.
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To bring to an end the effect or existence of; cancel out:
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To save from any violence, danger or evil.
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Alternative form of dispatch.
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(Intransitive, figuratively, usually with to) To become the source of.
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To start doing, acting, going, etc.; get under way
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Mangle is defined as to destroy by tearing, crushing or bruising.
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To deprive of life
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To deprive of life
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To deprive of life
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(Baseball) To catch a fly ball or tag out a baserunner.
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To suppress, to put an end to (something); to extinguish. [from 14th c.]
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To help (someone) to bed.
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To prevent from happening
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To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteract the effect of medicines; to counteract good advice.
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To turn off
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To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
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To prohibit is to forbid someone from doing something or to prevent something from being done.
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To decline (a request or demand).
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To impart motion or activity to:
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(Archaic) To or destroy, as a physical object; to wipe out. [First attested from around 1350 to 1470.]
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To break apart the structure of, render physically unusable, or cause to cease to exist as a distinguishable physical entity:
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To recant is to publicly take back something you said or to state that you no longer believe something in which you once believed.
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To stop; pause:
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(Intransitive) To leave a road; to exit.
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To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command.
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Of or pertaining to fratricide
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Of or pertaining to infanticide.
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Relating to matricide, the killing of a mother.
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Related to, inclined to, or guilty of, the murder of one's immediate family.
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Of or pertaining to patricide.
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Of or pertaining to regicide.
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Of or pertaining to uxoricide.
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(Countable, US, police jargon) A victim of homicide; a person who has been unlawfully killed by someone else.
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The act or action of causing death, as of a person.
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The act of killing another person without malice aforethought.
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The definition of annihilate means to completely destroy.
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To shatter, as if by an explosion.
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To murder by suffocation, or so as to produce few marks of violence, for the purpose of obtaining a body to be sold for dissection.
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To complain; especially, to grumble; to forebode evil; to utter complaints or forebodings habitually.
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To pick or take someone or something (from a larger group).
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To become as if dead; lose vigor, intensity, etc.
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To put an end to; destroy or cause to die out
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To destroy totally; kill off:
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To come to an end; terminate
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To make or become numb.
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To cause to be silent; still; quiet
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To stop a flow or stream
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To make easy or easier:
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To offer; render:
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To create is to make something.
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turn off; cancel
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To teach the fundamentals of some subject to; help to begin doing something
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To begin.
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(Slang) Something that is very uncomfortable, difficult, or hazardous:
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Single dispatch
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To cause death.
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To isolate or remove from contact.
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To give or get clearance for
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To eradicate is defined as to completely destroy or wipe something out.
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To do away with as if by effacing; destroy
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To give audible encouragement or applause to a contestant or team; cheer.
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To kill a living being.
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To remove or force from home or native land
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(Intransitive) To move or walk lackadaisically.
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(Intransitive) To play the fiddle idly.
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(Intransitive) To lose or spend time doing nothing, or without being employed in business.
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To pass (time) without working or in avoiding work
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Alternative spelling of while, "to pass the time".
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(Sussex, Kent) A water meadow.
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The definition of a creek is a shallow stream of water.
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A location of an organization with several locations.
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(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
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To arrange or agree to:
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To pass (time) without working or in avoiding work
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(Informal) A prohibitionist
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the act of terminating a life
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To assemble hastily.
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Pop is a noise inside of your ears when pressure equalizes or when your eyes getting big when you see something impressive.
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drink down entirely
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drink down entirely
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(Intransitive) To rain heavily.
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To go or come down; descend.
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drink down entirely
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(Idiomatic) To defeat (some measure or candidate) by a majority vote.
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(Intransitive) To expel the holder of an office or other position through an act of voting.
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To kill (an animal or animals) for food; butcher
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(Informal) To defeat decisively.
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To kill or dress (animals) for meat
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To kill as punishment for capital crimes; to execute.
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To die as a result of hanging.
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To kill with a charge of electricity; specif., to execute in the electric chair
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(Informal) To betray or attempt to defeat by underhand means.
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(Baseball) To advance (a runner on base) by batting the ball so it can be caught or fielded, placing the batter out, but with insufficient time to put the runner out.
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To strangle in order to rob.
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To kill by cutting off the supply of air from; suffocate; smother; choke
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To cause something to become much worse
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To prevent from breathing by blocking the windpipe; suffocate; smother; stifle; often, specif., to prevent from breathing by squeezing the throat of; strangle
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To die by being suffocated
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To cut off the head of; decapitate
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To behead with a guillotine.
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To be very cruel to; torment
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To pull or cut to pieces; separate into parts; divide up or mutilate
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To take or draw from the body, as the web of a spider.
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To provide housing for military personnel or other equipment.
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The definition of smother is to suffocate someone by covering their nose and mouth to cut off air, to cover something entirely, or to making someone feel trapped and overwhelmed by attention and affection.
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To prevent or delay (a legislative bill) from becoming law by exercising the power of veto.
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Synonym Study

  • Dispatch suggests a killing by direct action, such as shooting, and emphasizes speed or promptness
  • Execute denotes a killing in accordance with a legally imposed sentence
  • Assassinate implies specifically the sudden killing of a politically important person, often by someone hired or delegated to do this
  • Murder applies to an unlawful and malicious or premeditated killing
  • Slay , now largely a literary word, implies deliberate and violent killing
  • Kill is the general word in this list, meaning to cause the death of in any way, and may be applied to persons, animals, or plants
Find another word for kill. In this page you can discover 184 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for kill, like: execute, asphyxiate, martyr, lynch, hack, slay, immolate, bludgeon, victimize, stab and remove.