kill


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

kill

(Defeat), verb abolish, abrogate, annul, arrest, beat, block, cancel, check, conficere, counteract, crush, devitalize, dispatch, extinguish, interficere, nullify, overthrow, overturn, prevail over, put down, quash, quell, repress, repulse, revoke, squash, stop, thwart, triumph, trucidare, upset, vanquish
Associated concepts: kill a legislative bill

kill

(Murder), verb assassinate, conficere, deprive of life, destroy, dispatch, execute, exterminate, injure fatally, interficere, liquidate, massacre, occidere, put to death, slaughter, slay, smite
Associated concepts: deliberate killing, intent to kill, justifiible killing, malicious killing, premeditated killing
See also: destroy, dispatch, efface, eliminate, eradicate, execute, extinguish, prey, remove, repress, slay, stifle
References in classic literature ?
But Tom give him five cents to keep quiet, and said we would all go home and meet next week, and rob somebody and kill some people.
Should she reach the kraal without me, Chaka would not kill a girl who was so young and fair.
Mother Wolf told him once or twice that Shere Khan was not a creature to be trusted, and that some day he must kill Shere Khan.
This smoke came nearer and nearer, and then, all at once, it vanished, and they saw the genius, who, without speaking to them, approached the merchant, sword in hand, and, taking him by the arm, said, "Get up and let me kill you as you killed my son.
When one thinks," said Caderousse, letting his hand drop on the paper, "there is here wherewithal to kill a man more sure than if we waited at the corner of a wood to assassinate him
Still, if you wish to kill me, kill me; I would far rather die than see such disgraceful scenes day after day--guests insulted, and men dragging the women servants about the house in an unseemly way.
Venus screamed aloud, and let her son fall, but Phoebus Apollo caught him in his arms, and hid him in a cloud of darkness, lest some Danaan should drive a spear into his breast and kill him; and Diomed shouted out as he left her, "Daughter of Jove, leave war and battle alone, can you not be contented with beguiling silly women?
I felt thunderstruck that she should so express herself, that she should assert such a right over me, that she should assume such authority and say outright: "Either you kill whom I bid you, or I will have nothing more to do with you.
By the Law of the Jungle it is death to kill at the drinking-places when once the Water Truce has been declared.
I thought you asked Dorothy to kill the Witch," said the Scarecrow, in surprise.
So it was that now, as he cautiously approached the village of Mbonga, he was quite prepared either to kill or be killed should he be discovered.
Monsieur de Biscarrat," said he, in a low voice, "we mean you no harm, and you must know that if you have recognized us; but, at the first word, the first groan, the first whisper, we shall be forced to kill you as we have killed your dogs.