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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
References in classic literature ?
All the jungle is thine," said Bagheera, "and thou canst kill everything that thou art strong enough to kill; but for the sake of the bull that bought thee thou must never kill or eat any cattle young or old.
The birds and the monkey-people went north early in the year, for they knew what was coming; and the deer and the wild pig broke far away to the perished fields of the villages, dying sometimes before the eyes of men too weak to kill them.
We kill bulls by the thousand every day in Chicago, yet no one cares to pay admittance to see.
He hated the blacks even more than did the apes, and here was an opportunity for a kill in the open.
We stop stages and carriages on the road, with masks on, and kill the people and take their watches and money.
When I have done this I will come back here, and you shall kill me.
It may be that a leopard or a lion shall kill me, or it may be a tiny bug no bigger than the end of my littlest finger.
Do you find the means, I will execute it, provided it is not to kill the man, for Mercedes has declared she will kill herself if Dantes is killed.
Goddess," answered Ulysses, "all that you have said is true, but I am in some doubt as to how I shall be able to kill these wicked suitors single handed, seeing what a number of them there always are.
The son of Tydeus will then kill both of us and take the horses.
If I said to you, 'Kill that man,' would you kill him?
But you were strong enough to kill the Wicked Witch of the East," said Oz.