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kill1 US English

Cause the death of (a person, animal, or other living thing)

kill2 US English

(In place names, especially in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) a stream, creek, or tributary

shoot the messenger US English

Treat the bearer of bad news as if they were to blame for it

no-kill US English

A policy or an animal shelter in which abandoned, neglected, or lost animals are not put to sleep even if no home can be found for them

kill file US English

(In a Usenet program) a file into which one may put particular email addresses or keywords, posts from or containing which are then automatically deleted without being displayed

kill zone US English

The area of a military engagement with a high concentration of fatalities

road kill US English

An animal (or animals, collectively) killed by a vehicle on a road

top kill US English

A procedure designed to seal a leaking oil well, whereby large amounts of a material heavier than the oil (e.g., mud) are pumped into the affected well

kill ratio US English

The proportion of casualties on each side in a military action

dressed to kill in dress US English

Wearing glamorous clothes intended to create a striking impression

dressed to kill US English

Wearing glamorous clothes intended to create a striking impression

go for the kill in kill1 US English

Take decisive action, often ruthlessly, to turn a situation to one’s advantage

go for the kill US English

Take decisive action, often ruthlessly, to turn a situation to one’s advantage

kill with kindness US English

Spoil with overindulgence

shoot the messenger in messenger US English

Treat the bearer of bad news as if they were to blame for it

kill oneself laughing in kill1 US English

Be overcome with laughter

kill oneself laughing US English

Be overcome with laughter

kill oneself in kill1 US English

Overexert oneself

kill the fatted calf in fat US English

Produce one’s best food to celebrate, especially at a prodigal’s return

kill the fatted calf US English

Produce one’s best food to celebrate, especially at a prodigal’s return

be in at the kill in kill1 US English

Be present at or benefit from the successful conclusion of an enterprise

kill with kindness in kill1 US English

Spoil with overindulgence

be in at the kill US English

Be present at or benefit from the successful conclusion of an enterprise

kill someone/something off in kill1 US English

Get rid of or destroy completely, especially in large numbers

kill someone off in kill1 US English

(Of a writer) bring about the “death” of a fictional character

shoot US English

Fire a bullet from a gun or discharge an arrow from a bow

no kill in no-kill US English

A policy or an animal shelter in which abandoned, neglected, or lost animals are not put to sleep even if no home can be found for them

buzzkill US English

A person or thing that has a depressing or dispiriting effect

killjoy US English

A person who deliberately spoils the enjoyment of others through resentful or overly sober behavior

kill two birds with one stone in kill1 US English

Achieve two aims at once

kill two birds with one stone US English

Achieve two aims at once

kill the goose that lays the golden egg in egg1 US English

Destroy a reliable and valuable source of income

kill the goose that lays the golden egg US English

Destroy a reliable and valuable source of income

kill US Thesaurus

gangs killed twenty-seven people

kill English-Spanish

matar, dar* muerte a

top kill English-Spanish

sellado

kill off English-Spanish

matar, acabar con

don't kill yourself! in kill English-Spanish

¡cuidado, no te vayas a herniar!

if looks could kill … in look English-Spanish

si las miradas mataran …


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