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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /kɪl/ * Rhymes: -ɪl

  • IPA(key): /kɪl/
  • Rhymes: -ɪl

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English _killen_, _kyllen_, _cüllen_ (“to strike, beat, cut”), possibly a variant of Old English _cwellan_ (“to kill, murder, execute”) (see quell), or from Old Norse _kolla_ (“to hit on the head, harm”) (compare Norwegian _kylla_ (“to poll”), Middle Dutch _kollen_ (“to knock down”), Icelandic _kollur_ (“top, head”), see coll, cole). Compare also Middle Dutch _killen_, _kellen_ (“to kill”), Middle Low German _killen_ (“to ache strongly, to cause one great pain”), Middle High German _kellen_. VERB KILL (_third-person singular simple present_ KILLS, _present participle_ KILLING, _simple past and past participle_ KILLED) * (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._ * (transitive, fiction) To invent a story that conveys the death of (a character). _Shakespeare KILLED Romeo and Juliet for drama._ * (transitive) To render inoperative. _He KILLED the engine and turned off the headlights, but remained in the car, waiting._ Kirk Douglas, (actor, as Peter), _The Fury_ (1978): _PETER: Ask Childers if it was worth his arm._ _POLICEMAN: What did you do to his arm, Peter?_ _PETER: I KILLED it, with a machine gun._ * (transitive, figuratively) To stop, cease, or render void; to terminate. _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 wouldn't respond until I KILLED some of the running processes._ * (transitive, figuratively, hyperbolic) To amaze, exceed, stun, or otherwise incapacitate. _That night, she was dressed to KILL._ _That joke always KILLS me._ * (transitive, figuratively) To produce feelings of dissatisfaction or revulsion in. _It KILLS me to throw out three whole turkeys, but I can't get anyone to take them and they've 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._ * (transitive) To use up or to waste. _I'm just doing this to KILL time._ _He told the bartender, pointing at the bottle of scotch he planned to consume, "Leave it, I'm going to KILL the bottle."_ * (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._ * (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._ * (transitive) To force a company out of business. * (intransitive, informal) To produce intense pain. _You don't ever want to get rabies. The doctor will have to give you multiple shots and they really KILL_. * (figuratively, informal, hyperbolic) To punish severely. _My parents are going to KILL me!_ * (transitive, sports) To strike a ball or similar object with such force and placement as to make a shot that is impossible to defend against, usually winning a point. * (mathematics, transitive, idiomatic, informal) To cause to assume the value zero. * (computing, Internet, IRC) To disconnect (a user) forcibly from the network. SYNONYMS * (to put to death): assassinate, bump off, ice, knock off, liquidate, murder, rub out, slaughter, slay, top, whack * (to use up or waste): fritter away, while away * (to render inoperative): break, deactivate,

From Middle English killen, kyllen, cüllen (to strike, beat, cut), possibly a variant of Old English cwellan (to kill, murder, execute) (see quell), or from Old Norse kolla (to hit on the head, harm) (compare Norwegian kylla (to poll), Middle Dutch kollen (to knock down), Icelandic kollur (top, head), see coll, cole). Compare also Middle Dutch killen, kellen (to kill), Middle Low German killen (to ache strongly, to cause one great pain), Middle High German kellen.

Verb

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.
    Kirk Douglas, (actor, as Peter), The Fury (1978):
    Peter: Ask Childers if it was worth his arm.
    Policeman: What did you do to his arm, Peter?
    Peter: I killed it, with a machine gun.
  4. (transitive, figuratively) To stop, cease, or render void; to terminate.
    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 wouldn't 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 in.
    It kills me to throw out three whole turkeys, but I can't get anyone to take them and they've 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.
    I'm just doing this to kill time.
    He told the bartender, pointing at the bottle of scotch he planned to consume, "Leave it, I'm 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. (intransitive, informal) To produce intense pain.
    You don't 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. (transitive, sports) To strike a ball or similar object with such force and placement as to make a shot that is impossible to defend against, usually winning a point.
  14. (mathematics, transitive, idiomatic, informal) To cause to assume the value zero.
  15. (computing, Internet, IRC) To disconnect (a user) forcibly from the network.
Synonyms

English - Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch _kille_ via Dutch _kil_ NOUN KILL (_plural_ KILLS) * A creek; a body of water; a channel or arm of the sea. _The channel between Staten Island and Bergen Neck is the KILL van Kull, or the KILLS._ _SchuylKILL, CatsKILL, etc._ TRANSLATIONS

From Middle Dutch kille via Dutch kil

Noun

kill (plural kills)

  1. A creek; a body of water; a channel or arm of the sea.
    The channel between Staten Island and Bergen Neck is the Kill van Kull, or the Kills.
    Schuylkill, Catskill, etc.
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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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English - Etymology 3

NOUN KILL (_plural_ KILLS) * A kiln. (Can we find and add a quotation of Fuller to this entry?)

Noun

kill (plural kills)

  1. A kiln.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Fuller to this entry?)

Que a categoria em CAHUILLA - ADVERB
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Cahuilla - Adverb

KÍLL * Not

kíll

  1. Not

Que a categoria em LUXEMBOURGISH - ETYMOLOGY
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Luxembourgish - Etymology

From Old High German _kuoli_, from Proto-Germanic _*kōlaz_. Cognate with German _kühl_, English _cool_, Dutch _koel_, Low German _kool_.

From Old High German kuoli, from Proto-Germanic *kōlaz. Cognate with German kühl, English cool, Dutch koel, Low German kool.

Que a categoria em LUXEMBOURGISH - PRONUNCIATION
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Luxembourgish - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /kil/ Rhymes: -il

  • IPA(key): /kil/
    Rhymes: -il

Que a categoria em LUXEMBOURGISH - ADJECTIVE
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Luxembourgish - Adjective

KILL (_masculine_ KILLEN, _feminine_ KILL, _neuter_ KILLT) * cool DECLENSION RELATED TERMS * kal

kill (masculine killen, feminine kill, neuter killt)

  1. cool

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