Associations to the word «Murder»


MURDER, noun. (countable) An act of deliberate killing of another being, especially a human.
MURDER, noun. (uncountable) The crime of deliberate killing of another human.
MURDER, noun. (uncountable) (legal) (in jurisdictions which use the felony murder rule) The commission of an act which abets the commission of a crime the commission of which causes the death of a human.
MURDER, noun. (uncountable) (used as a predicative noun) Something terrible to endure.
MURDER, noun. (countable) A group of crows; the collective noun for crows.
MURDER, verb. To deliberately kill (a person or persons).
MURDER, verb. (transitive) (sports) (figuratively) (colloquial) To defeat decisively.
MURDER, verb. To botch or mangle.
MURDER, verb. (figuratively) (colloquial) To kick someone's ass or chew someone out (used to express one’s anger at somebody).
MURDER, verb. (figuratively) (colloquial) (British) to devour, ravish.
MURDER BY SUICIDE, noun. An act (such as a suicide bombing) in which an individual kills one or more other persons before, or at the same time as, killing himself or herself; the act of killing others and oneself in this way.
MURDER IN THE DARK, noun. A party game, played in a darkened room, in which a designated "murderer" eliminates other players, who must try to identify which player is the murderer.
MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, noun. First-degree murder
MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, noun. Second-degree murder
MURDER ONE, noun. (US) (colloquial) murder in the first degree.
MURDER ONE'S DARLINGS, verb. Alternative term for kill one's darlings

Dictionary definition

MURDER, noun. Unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being.
MURDER, verb. Kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered".
MURDER, verb. Alter so as to make unrecognizable; "The tourists murdered the French language".

Wise words

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