Synonyms of kill


1. killing, kill, putting to death, termination, ending, conclusion

usage: the act of terminating a life

2. kill, destruction, devastation

usage: the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile; "the pilot reported two kills during the mission"


1. kill

usage: 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"

2. kill, shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote out, veto, blackball, negative

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

3. stamp out, kill, end, terminate

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

4. kill, be

usage: be fatal; "cigarettes kill"; "drunken driving kills"

5. kill, hurt, ache, suffer

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

6. kill, overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake

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

7. kill, hit

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

8. kill, hit

usage: hit with great force; "He killed the ball"

9. kill

usage: deprive of life; "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa"

10. kill

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

11. toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down, kill, drink, imbibe

usage: drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work"

12. kill, obliterate, wipe out, take away, take out

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

13. kill, exhaust, wash up, beat, tucker, tucker out

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

14. kill, switch off, cut, turn off, turn out

usage: cause to cease operating; "kill the engine"

15. kill, destroy, destruct

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

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