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.
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Idioms for kill
Origin of kill1
synonym study for kill
OTHER WORDS FROM killkill·a·ble, adjectiveself-killed, adjectiveun·killed, adjective
Words nearby kill
Definition for kill (2 of 2)
noun Chiefly New York State.
Origin of kill2
Example sentences from the Web for kill
Warren first began thinking about how brands and gamers overlap in 2011, when he started a gaming-focused media company called Kill Screen.Why new agencies are trying to capitalize on the online gaming boom|jim cooper|February 12, 2021|Digiday
As the coronavirus continues to infect millions and kill hundreds of thousands in the United States, returning kids to their scholastic normalcy is proving to be a halting, difficult process.The mid-pandemic return to school is totally weird for kids. And possibly lonely, too.|Petula Dvorak|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
It also stops mice from squeaking, mostly because a good shot of it will kill a mouse.
Republicans have pushed back heavily against the $15 minimum-wage proposal, saying it would kill jobs and hurt small businesses.CBO report finds $15 minimum wage would cost jobs but lower poverty levels|Eli Rosenberg|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
Specifically because this was where, in 1954, Pedro Rodrigues Filho, later called “Killer Petey,” was born with a bruised skull, thanks to all the times his father tried to kill his mother while she was pregnant with him.
Without it, they say, the disease would surely kill her within two years.
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
By the way, I saw Good Kill at Venice and really enjoyed it.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange|Marlow Stern|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was little better than coal dust, and would not carry a ball fifty paces to kill or wound.
He could not bear to open his dreadful situation to his Uncle David, nor to kill himself, nor to defy the vengeance of Longcluse.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
At last his anxiety reached a point where he was positive that if he received an adverse decision, it would surely kill him.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
It was a very dangerous one, too, and sometimes lives were sacrificed in his efforts to capture or to kill this fierce wild beast.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
Soldiers called out, and they gave two unfortunates leaden food enough to kill them.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
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