Render extinct, eliminate completely, as in The plague killed off entire villages and towns. [c. 1600]
Represent as dead, as in This mystery writer kills off a new victim in almost every chapter. [Mid-1800s]
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How to use kill off in a sentence
Without it, they say, the disease would surely kill her within two years.
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.
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
The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
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