Associations to the word «Kill»


KILL, verb. (transitive) To put to death; to extinguish the life of.
KILL, verb. (transitive) (fiction) To invent a story that conveys the death of (a character).
KILL, verb. (transitive) To render inoperative.
KILL, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) To stop, cease, or render void; to terminate.
KILL, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) (hyperbole) To amaze, exceed, stun, or otherwise incapacitate.
KILL, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) To produce feelings of dissatisfaction or revulsion in.
KILL, verb. (transitive) To use up or to waste.
KILL, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) (informal) To exert an overwhelming effect on.
KILL, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) (hyperbole) To overpower, overwhelm, or defeat.
KILL, verb. (transitive) To force a company out of business.
KILL, verb. (intransitive) (informal) To produce intense pain.
KILL, verb. (figuratively) (informal) (hyperbole) To punish severely.
KILL, verb. (transitive) (sports) To strike a ball or similar object with such force and placement as to make a shot that is impossible to defend against, usually winning a point.
KILL, verb. (mathematics) (transitive) (idiomatic) (informal) To cause to assume the value zero.
KILL, verb. (computing) (Internet) (IRC) To disconnect (a user) forcibly from the network.
KILL, noun. The act of killing.
KILL, noun. Specifically, the death blow.
KILL, noun. The result of killing; that which has been killed.
KILL, noun. (volleyball) The grounding of the ball on the opponent's court, winning the rally.
KILL, noun. A creek; a body of water; a channel or arm of the sea.
KILL, noun. A kiln.
KILL FILE, noun. (Internet) A file by means of which individual users of newsgroups can ignore postings by certain other users, or postings that match certain criteria
KILL FILES, noun. Plural of kill file
KILL IT WITH FIRE, interjection. (Internet slang) Used to express fear, disgust, or strong objection in reaction to something.
KILL ME, interjection. (idiom) Alternative form of shoot me
KILL OFF, verb. To eliminate, or make extinct
KILL OFF, verb. To put an end to.
KILL ONE'S DARLINGS, verb. (idiomatic) To destroy, especially with conflicted motives, things or persons of which one is fond.
KILL ONESELF, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see kill,‎ oneself.
KILL ONESELF, verb. To exert (oneself) to an excessive degree.
KILL SCREEN, noun. (video games) A level in a computer game that is impossible to win, usually due to programming errors.
KILL SCREENS, noun. Plural of kill screen
KILL STEAL, verb. (online gaming) (pejorative) In a multiplayer online game, to deal a finishing blow on an enemy that other player(s) had almost killed, without their consent, so that one gets the credit or rewards instead of them.
KILL STEALER, noun. (online gaming) (pejorative) One who kill steals.
KILL STEALERS, noun. Plural of kill stealer
KILL STEALING, verb. Present participle of kill steal
KILL STEALS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of kill steal
KILL STOLE, verb. Simple past tense of kill steal
KILL STOLEN, verb. Past participle of kill steal
KILL SWITCH, noun. A security measure used to switch off a device in an emergency.
KILL THE FATTED CALF, verb. (idiomatic) To begin a festive celebration and rejoicing for someone's long-awaited return.
KILL THE GOOSE THAT LAYS THE GOLDEN EGGS, verb. (idiomatic) To seek short term gain at the sacrifice of long term profit
KILL THE MESSENGER, verb. (idiomatic) To blame a problem on whoever reported it; to hold somebody accountable a problem because he/she brought attention to it.
KILL TIME, verb. (intransitive) To spend time doing nothing in particular in order that it seems to pass more quickly.
KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE, verb. (idiomatic) To solve two problems with one single action.

Dictionary definition

KILL, noun. The act of terminating a life.
KILL, noun. The destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile; "the pilot reported two kills during the mission".
KILL, verb. Cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays".
KILL, verb. Thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal".
KILL, verb. End or extinguish by forceful means; "Stamp out poverty!".
KILL, verb. Be fatal; "cigarettes kill"; "drunken driving kills".
KILL, verb. Be the source of great pain for; "These new shoes are killing me!".
KILL, verb. Overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration; "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!".
KILL, verb. Hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games; "She killed the ball".
KILL, verb. Hit with great force; "He killed the ball".
KILL, verb. Deprive of life; "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa".
KILL, verb. Cause the death of, without intention; "She was killed in the collision of three cars".
KILL, verb. Drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work".
KILL, verb. Mark for deletion, rub off, or erase; "kill these lines in the President's speech".
KILL, verb. Tire out completely; "The daily stress of her work is killing her".
KILL, verb. Cause to cease operating; "kill the engine".
KILL, verb. Destroy a vitally essential quality of or in; "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods".

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery