verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Words nearby murder
Idioms for murder
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM murderself-mur·der, nounself-mur·dered, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH murderhomicide manslaughter murderexecute kill1 murder (see synonym study at kill1)
synonym study for murder
British Dictionary definitions for murder will out
verb (mainly tr)
Derived forms of murdermurderer, nounmurderess, fem n
Word Origin for murder
Cultural definitions for murder will out
Crime or wrongdoing will eventually be discovered and punished.
Idioms and Phrases with murder will out (1 of 2)
Certain news cannot be suppressed, as in He's being charged with embezzlement and fraud—murder will out, you know. This expression already appeared in Chaucer's The Nun's Priest's Tale: “Murder will out that we see day by day.” [Late 1300s]
Idioms and Phrases with murder will out (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with murder
- murder will out
- get away with (murder)
- scream bloody murder