Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun kill

2 senses of kill

Sense 1
killing, kill, putting to death -- (the act of terminating a life)
       => termination, ending, conclusion -- (the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement")

Sense 2
kill -- (the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile; "the pilot reported two kills during the mission")
       => destruction, devastation -- (the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb kill

15 senses of kill

Sense 1
kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")
          Phrasal Verb-> kill off#1

Sense 2
kill, shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote out -- (thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal")
       => veto, blackball, negative -- (vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The President vetoed the bill")

Sense 3
stamp out, kill -- (end or extinguish by forceful means; "Stamp out poverty!")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

Sense 4
kill -- (be fatal; "cigarettes kill"; "drunken driving kills")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 5
kill -- (be the source of great pain for; "These new shoes are killing me!")
       => hurt, ache, suffer -- (feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?")

Sense 6
kill -- (overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration; "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!")
       => overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake -- (overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli)

Sense 7
kill -- (hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games; "She killed the ball")
       => hit -- (cause to move by striking; "hit a ball")

Sense 8
kill -- (hit with great force; "He killed the ball")
       => hit -- (cause to move by striking; "hit a ball")

Sense 9
kill -- (deprive of life; "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa")

Sense 10
kill -- (cause the death of, without intention; "She was killed in the collision of three cars")

Sense 11
toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down, kill -- (drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work")
       => drink, imbibe -- (take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda")

Sense 12
kill, obliterate, wipe out -- (mark for deletion, rub off, or erase; "kill these lines in the President's speech")
       => take away, take out -- (take out or remove; "take out the chicken after adding the vegetables")

Sense 13
kill -- (tire out completely; "The daily stress of her work is killing her")
       => exhaust, wash up, beat, tucker, tucker out -- (wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam")

Sense 14
kill -- (cause to cease operating; "kill the engine")
       => switch off, cut, turn off, turn out -- (cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights")

Sense 15
kill -- (destroy a vitally essential quality of or in; "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods")
       => destroy, destruct -- (do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house")

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