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Synonyms for kill
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. killing, kill, putting to death(noun)

    the act of terminating a life

    Synonyms:
    putting to death, killing, violent death, cleanup

  2. kill(verb)

    the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile

    "the pilot reported two kills during the mission"

    Synonyms:
    putting to death, killing

  3. 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"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  4. kill, shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote out(verb)

    thwart the passage of

    "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"

    Synonyms:
    pour down, drink down, toss off, shoot, wipe out, overcome, buck, down, bolt down, pop, stamp out, belt down, tear, vote down, shoot down, vote out, charge, obliterate, land, get the better of, turn thumbs down, defeat

  5. stamp out, kill(verb)

    end or extinguish by forceful means

    "Stamp out poverty!"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, down, vote down, bolt down, pop

  6. kill(verb)

    be fatal

    "cigarettes kill"; "drunken driving kills"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  7. kill(verb)

    be the source of great pain for

    "These new shoes are killing me!"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  8. kill(verb)

    overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration

    "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  9. kill(verb)

    hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games

    "She killed the ball"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  10. kill(verb)

    hit with great force

    "He killed the ball"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  11. kill(verb)

    deprive of life

    "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  12. kill(verb)

    cause the death of, without intention

    "She was killed in the collision of three cars"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  13. toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down, 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"

    Synonyms:
    land, start, fling off, vote down, pull down, pop up, push down, go through, crop up, dash off, belt down, drink down, defeat, shoot down, cut down, pop out, scratch off, obliterate, toss off, bug out, stamp out, pour down, bolt down, wipe out, shovel in, down, refine, garbage down, gobble up, bulge, bulge out, pop, knock off, devour, fine-tune, knock down, protrude, come out, consume, vote out, polish

  14. kill, obliterate, wipe out(verb)

    mark for deletion, rub off, or erase

    "kill these lines in the President's speech"

    Synonyms:
    veil, eat up, vote down, exhaust, eat, blot out, eliminate, belt down, use up, drink down, defeat, decimate, shoot down, obscure, obliterate, run through, toss off, cancel out, stamp out, hide, bolt down, annihilate, wipe out, down, efface, pop, erase, extinguish, pour down, sweep away, consume, vote out, carry off, deplete, eradicate

  15. kill(verb)

    tire out completely

    "The daily stress of her work is killing her"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  16. kill(verb)

    cause to cease operating

    "kill the engine"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  17. kill(verb)

    destroy a vitally essential quality of or in

    "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. kill

    To kill is simply to deprive of life, human, animal, or vegetable, with no suggestion of how or why. Assassinate, execute, murder, apply only to the taking of human life; to murder is to kill with premeditation and malicious intent; to execute is to kill in fulfilment of a legal sentence; to assassinate is to kill by assault; this word is chiefly applied to the killing of public or eminent persons through alleged political motives, whether secretly or openly. To slay is to kill by a blow, or by a weapon. Butcher and slaughter apply primarily to the killing of cattle; massacre is applied primarily and almost exclusively to human beings, signifying to kill them indiscriminately in large numbers; to massacre is said when there is no chance of successful resistance; to butcher when the killing is especially brutal; soldiers mown down in a hopeless charge are said to be slaughtered when no brutality on the enemy's part is implied. To despatch is to kill swiftly and in general quietly, always with intention, with or without right.

    Synonyms:
    assassinate, butcher, despatch, execute, massacre, murder, put to death, slaughter, slay

    Preposition:
    To kill with or by sword, famine, pestilence, care, grief, etc.; killed for his money, by a robber, with a dagger.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. kill

    Synonyms:
    slay, murder, assassinate, destroy, slaughter, butcher, immolate, massacre, deaden, put to death, despatch

    Antonyms:
    resuscitate, revivify, vivify, reanimate

Editors Contribution

  1. immalated

    immalated means to cleanup;be gone with

    "dont`t immalate my father'

    Submitted by eleeannehudd on September 22, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. kill(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    slay, slaughter, murder, despatch, ASSASSINATE, carry off, put to death, deprive of life, make away with, give one one's quietus, give a death-blow to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. kill(v)

    Synonyms:
    slay, slaughter, murder, assassinate, butcher, despatch, execute, lynch, massacre, burke, immolate, guillotine, decimate, destroy, blast, counteract, neutralize, quell, extinguish

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "kill":

    kills, killed, killing, kiii, shoot, teu, slay, murder, shot, matar, kiýý, matan, gonnakill, kiil, murdered, killin, dead, assassinate, whack, kiiled, kiéé, skin, mata, die

How to pronounce kill?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to use kill in a sentence?

  1. Jessica Norris:

    I think it will kill -- in a good way -- the turkey and fixins'.

  2. John Donne:

    Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for thou art not so, For, those, whom thou thinkst, thou dost overthrow, die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.

  3. Bob Harrison:

    For the past 26 years there have been times when Bob and I have felt compassion for Roderick Nunley, Taylor and their families only to remember how frightened Ann must have been, the total fear she felt when she was bound and unable to defend herself while listening to them discuss how they were going to kill her. The pain she felt when they stabbed her, not once, but at least 10 times. That is the true definition of unusual pain and suffering. The only closure that our family will have is knowing that justice for Ann has been attained and that we are finally through with the judicial system.

  4. President Obama:

    We have to make it harder for people who want to kill Americans to get their hands on weapons of war.

  5. Nicole Hudgens:

    It's appalling that the city of Austin doubled down on its policies to' save the trees, kill the children,' this budget amendment is a political stunt attempting to circumvent the law, and if the city really wants to help women, they need to lower their taxes.


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