part of speech: verb

inflections: kills, killing, killed

definition 1: to cause to die.

  • The lion killed a zebra.

synonyms: wipe out

definition 2: to put an end to; destroy.

  • The boring teacher killed the girl’s interest in history.

synonyms: eliminate, end, extinguish, terminate

definition 3: to make pass; use up.

  • She killed time in school playing with her pencil.

synonyms: spend, while away

definition 4: to cause great pain to.

  • My tooth was killing me so I went to the dentist.

synonyms: hurt, pain


part of speech: noun

definition 1: the act or process of killing.

  • The tiger closed in for the kill.

synonyms: destruction

definition 2: animals that have been killed in a hunt.

  • The hunters hauled the kill back to camp.

synonyms: game

derivation: killer (n.)