Related formskill·ing·ly, adverbself-kill·ing, adjectiveun·kill·ing, adjective
Definition for killing (2 of 2)
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
Examples from the Web for killing
In the first episode, an officer is shown video of himself shooting and killing a man.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The gunman hardly broke stride as he nonetheless shot Merabet in the head, killing him.
But the act of killing herself done, the message was sent, and heard, and things started changing.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A few weeks later, the militants carried out a series of raids on border posts, killing five Iranian policemen.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Holsey admitted to killing a police officer after robbing a convenience store.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Do you know whether or not those officers made a report about what they knew about the killing of Oswald prior to February 18?Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
I meant afraid of my taking the law into my own hands, and killing you.The Doctor's Dilemma|George Bernard Shaw
Truly that is not a correct attitude, monsieur, but really it was no reason for killing him, was it now?The Secret of the Night|Gaston Leroux
Something about not killing Forrester, because then they would have to "get another—"Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett
I did not turn my head, though I expected every moment a killing blow from the human brute behind me.The Sea-Wolf|Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for killing (1 of 3)
Derived Formskillingly, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for killing (2 of 3)
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for kill
British Dictionary definitions for killing (3 of 3)
Word Origin for kill
Idioms and Phrases with killing
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