Dictionary Results for killing

1. killing - noun

· an event that causes someone to die

Synonym(s): violent_death

Hypernym(s): fatality, human_death

2. killing - noun

· the act of terminating a life

Synonym(s): kill, putting_to_death

Hypernym(s): termination, ending, conclusion

3. killing - noun

· a very large profit

Synonym(s): cleanup

Hypernym(s): net_income, net, net_profit, lucre, profit, profits, earnings

4. 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"

5. kill - verb

· thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"

Synonym(s): shoot_down, defeat, vote_down, vote_out

Hypernym(s): veto, blackball, negative

6. kill - verb

· end or extinguish by forceful means; "Stamp out poverty!"

Synonym(s): stamp_out

Hypernym(s): end, terminate

7. kill - verb

· be fatal; "cigarettes kill"; "drunken driving kills"

Hypernym(s): be

8. kill - verb

· be the source of great pain for; "These new shoes are killing me!"

Hypernym(s): hurt, ache, suffer

9. kill - verb

· overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration; "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"

Hypernym(s): overwhelm, overpower, sweep_over, whelm, overcome, overtake

10. kill - verb

· hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games; "She killed the ball"

Hypernym(s): hit

11. kill - verb

· hit with great force; "He killed the ball"

Hypernym(s): hit

12. kill - verb

· deprive of life; "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa"

13. kill - verb

· cause the death of, without intention; "She was killed in the collision of three cars"

14. 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"

Synonym(s): toss_off, pop, bolt_down, belt_down, pour_down, down, drink_down

Hypernym(s): drink, imbibe

15. kill - verb

· mark for deletion, rub off, or erase; "kill these lines in the President's speech"

Synonym(s): obliterate, wipe_out

Hypernym(s): take_away, take_out

16. kill - verb

· tire out completely; "The daily stress of her work is killing her"

Hypernym(s): exhaust, wash_up, beat, tucker, tucker_out

17. kill - verb

· cause to cease operating; "kill the engine"

Hypernym(s): switch_off, cut, turn_off, turn_out

18. kill - verb

· destroy a vitally essential quality of or in; "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods"

Hypernym(s): destroy, destruct

19. killing - adjective

· very funny; "a killing joke"; "sidesplitting antics"

Synonym(s): sidesplitting

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