verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to scream loudly in pain, fear, etc.
- to protest loudly and angrily: If I don't get a good raise I'm going to yell bloody murder.
Origin of murder
Related formsself-mur·der, nounself-mur·dered, adjective
Examples from the Web for murder
Murder, suicide, illness, old age: These deaths stalk us all, but in prison, they collect us so much more cheaply.
Murder, violent crime, unemployment, and taxes all rose dramatically under his stewardship.The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy|Olivia Nuzzi|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Murder Boner” is a great one: “The thought of extinguishing a human life really makes me aroused.Inside the Mind of ‘The League’s Rafi: Jason Mantzoukas and Seth Rogen on TV’s Craziest Dude|Marlow Stern|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Murder, drugs, and arson are mercifully absent from his story but many things are different than before.A Teacher Returns to the Classroom and Gets Schooled|Nick Romeo|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Saul Bass, the greatest designer of movie title sequences (Anatomy of a Murder, The Man with the Golden Arm) in Hollywood history.
Murder and lust and mad passion were hidden in the darkness; law and order and civilization were hundreds of miles away.The Alaskan|James Oliver Curwood
In one thing only were they united—in their desire to see the last of Murder Point.Murder Point|Coningsby Dawson
Murder, rape, arson, and pillage began from the moment when the German Army crossed the frontier.
Murder, theft, and arson combined, would scarcely have been more horrible in his eyes.The White Lady of Hazelwood|Emily Sarah Holt
Murder cuts at the source of all society—which war, which is organized killing, does not.The King of Alsander|James Elroy Flecker
British Dictionary definitions for murder
verb (mainly tr)
Derived Formsmurderer, nounmurderess, fem n
Word Origin for murder
Idioms and Phrases with murder
In addition to the idiom beginning with murder
- murder will out
- get away with (murder)
- scream bloody murder