emphasis If you say that you kill yourself to do something, you are emphasizing that you make a great effort to do it, even though it causes you a lot of trouble or suffering. You shouldn't always have to kill yourself to do well
emphasis If you say that you will do something if it kills you, you are emphasizing that you are determined to do it even though it is extremely difficult or painful. I'll make this marriage work if it kills me
If someone or something kills a project, activity, or idea, they completely destroy or end it. His objective was to kill the space station project altogether Kill off means the same as kill. He would soon launch a second offensive, killing off the peace process The Government's financial squeeze had killed the scheme off
The act of killing an animal after hunting it is referred to as the kill. After the kill the men and old women collect in an open space and eat a meal of whale meat
If a person, animal, or other living thing is killed, something or someone causes them to die. More than 1,000 people have been killed by the armed forces He had attempted to kill himself on several occasions The earthquake killed 62 people Heroin can kill. + killing kill·ing There is tension in the region following the killing of seven civilians
To defeat in SCA combat Requires a blow to the head or body hard enough to have been disabling with a real weapon of the type used, against armor consisting of iron mail with padding and an iron helm The helm is in some places regarded as an open-faced Norman helm with a nasal, and in others as a closed pot helm
v t diminish or eliminate heat or drawing power There are a variety of ways to do this, but mostly it is done by having a wrestler do too many jobs A house can be killed by too many screw-job endings
mark for deletion, rub off, or erase; "kill these lines in the President's speech"
an attacked ball that strikes the floor or lands out of bounds after touching an opponent
If you say that something is killing you, you mean that it is causing you physical or emotional pain. My feet are killing me
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"
emphasis If you say that you will kill someone for something they have done, you are emphasizing that you are extremely angry with them. Tell Richard I'm going to kill him when I get hold of him
A "kill" game is one in which a player may place an extra bet, causing the betting limits to go up for just that hand The player posting the bet is the "killer," and the hand is considered a "kill pot " The player is said to have "killed the pot" for the amount of the kill The exact details depend on the local rules and on the game As examples, here are the rules for three kill games I've played in (all in San Diego) In the kill hold'em game, any player who wins two pots in a row is required to kill by posting a blind small bet on the subsequent hand, with the limits doubled for that hand In a kill high-low split game, any player who scooped a pot larger than a certain size was required to kill the subsequent pot And in a draw game, any player could kill any pot for an arbitrary amount after looking at their first two cards These are just examples, the details vary from cardroom to cardroom
the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile; "the pilot reported two kills during the mission" destroy a vitally essential quality of or in; "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods" cause to cease operating; "kill the engine" tire out completely; "The daily stress of her work is killing her" mark for deletion, rub off, or erase; "kill these lines in the President's speech" 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" cause the death of, without intention; "She was killed in the collision of three cars" deprive of life; "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa" hit with great force; "He killed the ball" hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games; "She killed the ball" overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration; "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!" be the source of great pain for; "These new shoes are killing me!" thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal" be fatal; "cigarettes kill"; "drunken driving kills
/tə ˈkəl/ /tə ˈkɪl/
[ t&, tu, 'tü ] (preposition.) before 12th century. Middle English, from Old English tO; akin to Old High German zuo to, Latin donec as long as, until.
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