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1. kill

verb. ['ˈkɪl'] cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly.

Synonyms

  • snuff it
  • dispatch
  • exit
  • pop off
  • neutralise
  • assassinate
  • take off
  • expire
  • behead
  • neutralize
  • put to death
  • commit suicide
  • decimate
  • vaporize
  • put down
  • annihilate
  • sacrifice
  • murder
  • drop dead
  • erase
  • stake
  • pip
  • lynch
  • asphyxiate
  • buy the farm
  • remove
  • overlay
  • slaughter
  • bump off
  • conk
  • quarter
  • die
  • pass
  • draw and quarter
  • massacre
  • pass away
  • smother
  • strangulate
  • croak
  • exterminate
  • hit
  • go
  • brain
  • martyr
  • sabre
  • shed blood
  • zap
  • electrocute
  • waste
  • do in
  • butcher
  • suffocate
  • polish off
  • destroy
  • decapitate
  • liquidate
  • impale
  • stone
  • perish
  • put to sleep
  • wipe out
  • overlie
  • put away
  • execute
  • eliminate
  • give-up the ghost
  • carry off
  • kick the bucket
  • cash in one's chips
  • drown
  • extinguish
  • choke
  • shoot
  • draw
  • saber
  • eradicate
  • lapidate
  • poison
  • fry
  • knock off
  • tomahawk
  • slay
  • throttle
  • mow down
  • strangle
  • dismember
  • decease
  • decollate
  • kill off

Antonyms

  • buy
  • record
  • unfasten
  • free

Etymology

  • killen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Kill

  • quenneville
  • pudwill
  • overbill
  • mcmil
  • mcdill
  • macdill
  • jabril
  • instill
  • grabill
  • goodwill
  • gambill
  • fulfill
  • downhill
  • distill
  • distil
  • courville
  • brizill
  • brazil
  • belleville
  • bastille
  • waddill
  • uphill
  • until
  • tamil
  • tallil
  • sunil
  • seville
  • refill
  • newill
  • medil

Example sentences of the word kill


1. Verb, base form
If your tree is in decline, you can cut it down and kill the roots with copper nails.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Some methods kill the lobster by cooking it.

Quotes containing the word kill


1. That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

2. The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
- Peter De Vries

3. All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbor as yourself.
- Jesus Christ

2. kill

noun. ['ˈkɪl'] the act of terminating a life.

Synonyms

  • coup de grace
  • dispatch
  • suicide
  • fell
  • euthanasia
  • ending
  • self-destruction
  • poisoning
  • ritual killing
  • deathblow
  • sacrifice
  • genocide
  • putting to death
  • conclusion
  • self-annihilation
  • decapitation
  • homicide
  • killing
  • termination
  • suffocation
  • racial extermination
  • despatch
  • asphyxiation
  • electrocution
  • mercy killing
  • race murder
  • slaughter
  • death

Antonyms

  • survive
  • refrain
  • log in
  • dock

Etymology

  • killen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. kill

verb. ['ˈkɪl'] end or extinguish by forceful means.

Synonyms

  • terminate
  • end

Antonyms

  • get on
  • come
  • file in

Etymology

  • killen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. kill

noun. ['ˈkɪl'] the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile.

Synonyms

  • devastation

Antonyms

  • on
  • satisfactory

Etymology

  • killen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. kill

verb. ['ˈkɪl'] thwart the passage of.

Synonyms

  • blackball
  • vote down
  • negative
  • shoot down
  • defeat
  • vote out

Antonyms

  • front
  • multiply
  • function
  • stay

Etymology

  • killen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. kill

verb. ['ˈkɪl'] cause the death of, without intention.

Antonyms

  • pack

Etymology

  • killen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. kill

verb. ['ˈkɪl'] hit with great force.

Antonyms

  • lodge

Etymology

  • killen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. kill

verb. ['ˈkɪl'] hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games.

Antonyms

  • ionate

Etymology

  • killen (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. kill

verb. ['ˈkɪl'] be fatal.

Antonyms

  • keep down

Etymology

  • killen (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. kill

verb. ['ˈkɪl'] deprive of life.

Antonyms

  • saddle

Etymology

  • killen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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