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murder

Synonyms of murder in English:

noun

  • 1 the brutal murder of a German holidaymaker
    manslaughter;
    patricide, matricide, parricide, fratricide, sororicide, filicide, infanticide, uxoricide, regicide
    literaryslaying
  • 2 informal driving there was murder
    hell, hell on earth, a nightmare, an ordeal, a trial, a frustrating/unpleasant/difficult experience, misery, torture, agony
  • verb

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  • 1 someone tried to murder him
    kill, put/do to death, assassinate, execute, liquidate, eliminate, neutralize, dispatch, butcher, cut to pieces, slaughter, massacre, wipe out, mow down
    informalbump off, do in, do away with, do for, knock off, blow away, blow someone's brains out, stiff, take out, top, croak, give someone the works, dispose of, hit, zap
    North American informalice, rub out, smoke, waste, off, whack, scrag
    North American euphemisticterminate with extreme prejudice
    literaryslay
  • 2 informal Anna was murdering a Mozart sonata See bungle
  • 3 informal he murdered his lacklustre opponent See trounce
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