Kill synonyms

kĭl
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To sign a contract, will, or other legal document; to carry out a duty; to recover funds under a judgment; to put a criminal defendant to death. To sign a contract, will, or other legal document; to carry out a duty; to recover funds under a judgment; to put a criminal defendant to death.
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To smother or suffocate someone.
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(Now Dial.) To suffer and die slowly from any cause, esp. from extreme cold
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To strike with or as with a bludgeon
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To inflict great pain on; torment.
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To kill or destroy in a violent way
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To dispose of or get rid of, as by killing
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To kill or assassinate
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To put to death by euthanasia
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To bring or reduce to ruin
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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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To get rid of; remove:
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(Baseball) To catch a fly ball or tag out a baserunner.
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To put down forcibly; suppress:
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To deprive of life
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To kill brutally or inhumanly:
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To kill indiscriminately and mercilessly and in large numbers
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To kill or dress (animals) for meat
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To deprive of life
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To put to death summarily.
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To die as a result of hanging.
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To murder (an accused person) by mob action and without lawful trial, esp. by hanging
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To kill with electricity:
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To cut or stab with a knife
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To kill, especially by fire:
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To give up, destroy, permit injury to, or forgo (something valued) for the sake of something having a more pressing claim
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To pour, empty out, or dump, as down a chute
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To kill by squeezing the throat so as to choke or suffocate; throttle.
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To kill by preventing respiration; smother or suffocate.
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(Chemistry & Physics) To inhibit a substance or reaction.
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(Intransitive) To be unable to breathe because of obstruction of the windpipe, for instance food or other objects that go down the wrong way.
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To cover (a fire), excluding air from it and causing it to smolder or die down
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To kill by cutting off the supply of oxygen to the lungs, gills, etc.
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To cause to disappear; get rid of
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To cut off the head of; decapitate
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(Slang) To cut or mutilate as if by hacking:
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To behead with a guillotine.
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To be very cruel to; torment
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To cut, tear, or pull off the limbs of.
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To destroy or incapacitate (a government or organization, for example) by killing or removing its leader or leaders.
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To take or draw from the body, as the web of a spider.
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To divide into four equal or equivalent parts.
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To kill
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To deprive of life
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To deprive of life
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(Idiomatic) to terminate or abolish something
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To make someone a victim or sacrifice.
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To cause (a person) to empty the bowels
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To inflict a wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
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To deprive of life
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To deprive of life
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To press with a mangle.
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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 deprive of life
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To fire at or kill with a machine gun.
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(Usage Problem) To inflict great destruction or damage on:
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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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To deprive of life
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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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To deprive of life
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To deprive of life
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To perform (a shot or maneuver) successfully:
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To remove (something written, for example) by rubbing, wiping, or scraping.
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To pass without being put to use:
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To influence by giving money to; bribe or tip
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(Idiomatic) to deceive someone
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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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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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(Slang) To hit hard on the head
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To strike (an object or target) with a beam of energy, an electric current, or supernatural power:
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(Sports) To shoot (the puck) from one's defensive half of an ice hockey rink across the opponent's goal line outside of the goal.
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To go away; leave:
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To deprive of life
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To get rid of by destroying completely:
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To do away with; put an end to
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(Law) to make legally invalid.
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To oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary action; check.
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To stop; pause:
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To turn off
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To be or get in the way of (a bullet or other missile); be killed or wounded by.
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To forbid by authority:
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To decline to accept or submit to (a command, etc.); decline to undergo
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Of or pertaining to fratricide
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Of or pertaining to infanticide.
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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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The killing of one person by another, regardless of intention or legality.
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A sudden large profit:
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The killing of a human being by another; esp., such killing when unlawful but without malice
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To kill
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To knock down or shatter by explosion; smash.
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To execute (someone) by suffocation so as to leave the body intact and suitable for dissection.
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(Slang) To die.
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To remove rejected members or parts from (a herd, for example).
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To become as if dead; lose vigor, intensity, etc.
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Alternative form of dispatch.
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To put out (a fire, etc.); quench; smother
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To remove by surgery.
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To come to an end; terminate
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To make ineffective; destroy or counteract the effectiveness, force, disposition, etc. of
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To make or become numb.
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To put (enemy guns) out of action
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To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen. To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen.
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To prevent or delay (a legislative bill) from becoming law by exercising the power of veto.
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To destroy or injure treacherously:
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(Idiomatic) To interrupt (someone speaking).
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Out of the way; completely away:
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To tear out by the roots; uproot
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To remove a body organ or part completely, as by surgery, disease, or radiation.
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A plant part that usually grows underground, secures the plant in place, absorbs minerals and water, and stores food manufactured by leaves and other plant parts. Roots grow in a root system. Eudicots and magnoliids have a central, longer, and larger taproot with many narrower lateral roots branching off, while monocots have a mass of threadlike fibrous roots , which are roughly the same length and remain close to the surface of the soil. In vascular plants, roots usually consist of a central cylinder of vascular tissue, surrounded by the pericycle and endodermis, then a thick layer of cortex, and finally an outer epidermis or (in woody plants) periderm. Only finer roots (known as feeder roots) actively take up water and minerals, generally in the uppermost meter of soil. These roots absorb minerals primarily through small epidermal structures known as root hairs. In certain plants, adventitious roots grow out from the stem above ground as aerial roots or prop roots, bending down into the soil, to facilitate the exchange of gases or increase support. Certain plants (such as the carrot and beet) have fleshy storage roots with abundant parenchyma in their vascular tissues.
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To destroy all traces of
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To destroy all traces of
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To root up; to tear up by the roots, or as if by the roots; to extirpate.
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(Intransitive) To move or walk lackadaisically.
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(Intransitive) To play the fiddle idly.
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To pass (time) without doing anything:
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To pass (time) without working or in avoiding work
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To spend (time) idly or pleasantly:
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To beguile; lure
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A surnamefor someone living by a brook.
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A member of a cultural and political grouping (the Creek Confederacy) of North American Indian peoples, mainly Muskogean, formerly of Georgia and Alabama, now living in Oklahoma and Florida
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(--- Comput.) A , esp. one that selects one of two or more alternative instructions as the next executed
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A scheduled or regular route:
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the act of terminating a life
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drink down entirely
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To cause to explode with a sharp bursting sound:
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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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(Obs.) To undo; destroy
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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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(Informal) To conquer or defeat completely
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To strangle in order to rob.
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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 175 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for kill, like: execute, asphyxiate, starve, bludgeon, martyr, slay, liquidate, remove, euthanize, revoke and ruin.