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1. kill  (noun) 
the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile; "the pilot reported two kills during the mission"

  More Generic:
    destruction     devastation

2. kill  (noun) 
the act of terminating a life

  Also known as: killing, putting to death

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deathblow / coup de grace - the blow that kills (usually mercifully)
death - the act of killing
euthanasia / mercy killing - the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)
homicide - the killing of a human being by another human being
dispatch / despatch - killing a person or animal
fell - the act of felling something (as a tree)
suicide / self-destruction / self-annihilation - the act of killing yourself
slaughter - the killing of animals (as for food)
poisoning - the act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill
suffocation / asphyxiation - killing by depriving of oxygen
sacrifice / ritual killing - the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
electrocution - killing by electric shock
decapitation / beheading - killing by cutting off the head
genocide / race murder / racial extermination - systematic killing of a racial or cultural group

  More Generic:
    termination     ending     conclusion

3. kill  (verb) 
end or extinguish by forceful means; "Stamp out poverty!"

  Also known as: stamp out

  More Generic:
    end     terminate

4. kill  (verb) 
destroy a vitally essential quality of or in; "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods"

  More Generic:
    destroy     destruct

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5. kill  (verb) 
cause to cease operating; "kill the engine"

  More Generic:
    switch off     cut     turn off     turn out

  Verb Group:
    kill     kill

6. kill  (verb) 
tire out completely; "The daily stress of her work is killing her"

  More Generic:
    exhaust     wash up     beat     tucker     tucker out

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7. kill  (verb) 
mark for deletion, rub off, or erase; "kill these lines in the President''s speech"

  Also known as: obliterate, wipe out

  More Generic:
    take away     take out

8. kill  (verb) 
drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work"

  More Generic:
    drink     imbibe

9. kill  (verb) 
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"

    pass away

  More Specific:
eliminate / annihilate / extinguish / eradicate / wipe out / decimate / carry off - kill in large numbers
decimate - kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies
drown - kill by submerging in water
massacre / slaughter / mow down - kill a large number of people indiscriminately
erase / wipe out - remove from memory or existence
butcher / slaughter - kill (animals) usually for food consumption
poison - kill with poison
stone / lapidate - kill by throwing stones at
poison - kill by its poison
commit suicide - kill oneself
dispatch - kill without delay
zap / vaporize - kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting
sacrifice - kill or destroy
take off - prove fatal
tomahawk - kill with a tomahawk
destroy - as of animals
saber / sabre - kill with a saber
overlie / overlay - kill by lying on
brain - kill by smashing someone''s skull
put away / put to sleep - kill gently, as with an injection
neutralize / neutralise / liquidate / waste / knock off / do in - get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
exterminate / kill off - kill en masse
smother / asphyxiate / suffocate - deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
strangle / strangulate / throttle - kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
decapitate / behead - cut the head of
impale / stake - kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
dismember - separate the limbs from the body
martyr - kill as a martyr
murder / slay / hit / dispatch / bump off / polish off / remove - kill intentionally and with premeditation
assassinate - murder
execute / put to death - kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
draw / quarter / draw and quarter - pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
lynch - kill without legal sanction
shoot / pip - kill by firing a missile
electrocute / fry - kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair

  See Also:
    exterminate     kill off

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

  More Specific:
electrocute - kill by electric shock

  Verb Group:
    kill     kill

11. kill  (verb) 
deprive of life; "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa"

  More Specific:
strike down - cause to die, especially suddenly

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12. kill  (verb) 
hit with great force; "He killed the ball"

    sport / athletics

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13. kill  (verb) 
hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games; "She killed the ball"

    sport / athletics

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14. kill  (verb) 
overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration; "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"

  More Generic:
    overwhelm     overpower     sweep over     whelm     overcome     overtake

15. kill  (verb) 
be the source of great pain for; "These new shoes are killing me!"

  More Generic:
    hurt     ache     suffer

16. kill  (verb) 
thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student''s proposal"

  Also known as: shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote out

  More Generic:
    veto     blackball     negative

17. kill  (verb) 
be fatal; "cigarettes kill"; "drunken driving kills"

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