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Definizione monolingua e traduzione kill

Inglese grammatica



kill (third-person singular simple present kills, present participle killing, simple past and past participle killed)

  1. (transitive) To put to death; to extinguish the life of.
    Smoking kills more people each year than alcohol and drugs combined.
    There is conclusive evidence that smoking kills.
  2. (transitive, fiction) To invent a story that conveys the death of (a character).
    Shakespeare killed Romeo and Juliet for drama.
  3. (transitive) To render inoperative.
    He killed the engine and turned off the headlights, but remained in the car, waiting.
  4. (transitive, figuratively) To stop, cease, or render void.
    The editor decided to kill the story.
    The news that a hurricane had destroyed our beach house killed our plans to sell it.
    My computer wouldnt respond until I killed some of the running processes.
  5. (transitive, figuratively, hyperbolic) To amaze, exceed, stun, or otherwise incapacitate.
    That night, she was dressed to kill.
    That joke always kills me.
  6. (transitive, figuratively) To produce feelings of dissatisfaction or revulsion.
    It kills me to throw out three whole turkeys, but I cant get anyone to take them and theyve already started to go bad.
    It kills me to learn how many poor people are practically starving in this country while rich moguls spend such outrageous amounts on useless luxuries.
  7. (transitive) To use up or to waste.
    Im just doing this to kill time.
    He told the bartender, pointing at the bottle of scotch he planned to consume, ""Leave it, Im going to kill the bottle.""
  8. (transitive, figuratively, informal) To exert an overwhelming effect on.
    Between the two of us, we killed the rest of the case of beer.
    Look at the amount of destruction to the enemy base. We pretty much killed their ability to retaliate anymore.
  9. (transitive, figuratively, hyperbolic) To overpower, overwhelm, or defeat.
    The team had absolutely killed their traditional rivals, and the local sports bars were raucous with celebrations.
  10. (transitive) To force a company out of business.
  11. (transitive, informal) To produce intense pain.
    You dont ever want to get rabies. The doctor will have to give you multiple shots and they really kill.
  12. (figuratively, informal, hyperbolic) To punish severely.
    My parents are going to kill me!
  13. (sports) This word needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    • 2011 February 4, Gareth Roberts, “Wales 19-26 England”, BBC:
      That close call encouraged Wales to launch another series of attacks that ended when lock Louis Deacon killed the ball illegally in the shadow of Englands posts.

kill (plural kills)

  1. The act of killing.
    The assassin liked to make a clean kill, and thus favored small arms over explosives.
  2. Specifically, the death blow.
    The hunter delivered the kill with a pistol shot to the head.
  3. The result of killing; that which has been killed.
    The fox dragged its kill back to its den.
  4. (volleyball) This word needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    • 2011, the 34th Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame, in w:Catawba Colleges Campus Magazine, Spring/Summer 2011, page 21:
      As a senior in 1993, Turner had a kill percentage of 40.8, which was a school record at the time and the best in the SAC. Turner concluded her volleyball career with 1,349 kills, ranking fifth all-time at Catawba.


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