verb (used with object)
- to deoxidize (steel) before teeming into an ingot mold.
- to eliminate springiness from (wire or the like).
- to cold-roll (sheet metal) after final heat treatment in order to eliminate distortion.
verb (used without object)
- to destroy completely; kill, especially successively or indiscriminately: The invaders killed off all the inhabitants of the town.
- Informal. to extinguish; eliminate: The bus ride every day kills off all of my energy.
Origin of kill1
Related formskill·a·ble, adjectiveself-killed, adjectiveun·killed, adjective
Can be confusedkill kiln
Definition for kill (2 of 2)
noun Chiefly New York State.
Origin of kill2
Examples from the Web for kill
That ground hold was to stop you flying through weather that could kill you and everyone else aboard.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Even a relatively small 250-pound bomb could kill or injure friendly troops who are within 650 feet of the explosion.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What responsibility was taken by cops when they kill unjustly?Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC|M.L. Nestel|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And two days after that, Bertrand set out to kill and be killed.
At the beginning of the video and before the call to kill police, you can hear what sounds like, “arms up, shoot back!”
You may kill one—two—ten; yes, as many as the leaves in the forest yonder, and their brothers will not miss them.The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems|H. L. Gordon
He turned to glance at his watch, and to kill the last five minutes of the prescribed time he thought of Evelyn's scruples.Evelyn Innes|George Moore
He would like to kill the fool who helped the Venetians to their arms.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel|Robert Shea
She smoothed out the blotter and patted a few papers--anything, Jane thought, to kill time.Jane Allen: Center|Edith Bancroft
That saying of Newman became common ever afterwards on board, when we saw a man determined to do a thing—“Kill the whale he will!”Old Jack|W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for kill (1 of 2)
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for kill
British Dictionary definitions for kill (2 of 2)
Word Origin for kill
Idioms and Phrases with kill
In addition to the idioms beginning with kill
- kill off
- kill or cure
- kill the fatted calf
- kill the goose that lays the golden eggs
- kill time
- kill two birds with one stone
- kill with kindness
- curiosity killed the cat
- dressed to kill
- fit to kill
- in at the death (kill)
- make a killing