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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
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THE saying that you can kill with kindness is never so true as with certain houseplants which you insist on cossetting, watering too often and feeding regularly when they'd really rather be left alone.
Mr Cameron's quiet strategy was to kill with kindness, sympathising with the prime minister that Labour backbenchers bitterly opposed his plans to give schools more freedom.
In a pot, it is much easier to protect from slugs and practically impossible to kill with kindness by over-watering.