Kill is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand kill (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use kill in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of kill, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of kill, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile
EXAMPLES - Kill in a Sentence
- Eating what you kill is as basic to me as breathing. (source)
- I suggest bloggers kill the word kill in subject lines (source)
- Just to hear her say the word kill made my lungs tighten. (source)
- Today, the arc from buzz to buzz kill is shorter than ever. (source)
- Taught my children not to say the word kill unless they meant it. (source)
- Each fellow pick his own man, and kill him, d'ye hear, _kill_ him! " (source)
- I have never found the word kill for brook in Low Dutch or Low German writings. (source)
- I won't use the word kill because of this child's age and we don't know everything. (source)
- PAUL BEAVER, DEFENSE ANALYST: These pilots were flying in what they call a kill box. (source)
- "All right," Todeschi cried in German, "kill me too, but first give me water, you ----" (source)
- It cannot be confirmed that Williams used the word kill while speaking to the line judge. (source)
- And you'll notice I used the word kill there rather than put to sleep or humanely euthanise. (source)
- I'd rather not mention the word kill in football, especially with what has been happening recently. (source)
- While outside puffing, I realize time to kill is shorter than expected, and walk in to my departure gate. (source)
- If the word kill is the major motivation for the lead character, then I say pass on developing this movie. (source)
- Some packers are thought to have inventories well in hand while others look to fill near-term kill schedules. (source)
- The picture above is the roaring Roeliff-Jansen Kill, the stream running behind our land ( "kill" is Dutch for "creek"). (source)
- Where it's going I don't know, it could just keep getting bigger or it could one of those things where the labels kill it. (source)
- MORIANO: You try to stay out of what we call the kill zone, which is the immediate five or six-foot radius around the president. (source)
- UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You try to stay out of what we call the kill zone, which is the immediate five or six feet radius around the president. (source)
- "Just war" proponents will point to the Hebrew translation of "Thou Shalt Not Kill" and point out that "kill" is better translated as "murder." (source)
- The phrase "kill my wife" was mentioned three times, and so was "fire a mortar launcher at her house," according to a government filing last week. (source)
- I'm not trying to take anything away from the difficulty of shooting long range, but to me, stalking an animal to get up close for the kill is a bigger thrill. (source)
- By the way, politico to use the word kill "Obama is going to have to kill Mitt Romney" is very harsh and I thought Democrats wanted us to be civil about our political discourse? (source)
- CONNIE MARIANO, FORMER PHYSICIAN TO PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: You try to stay out of what we call the kill zone which is the immediate five or six feet radius around the president. (source)
- A recent search for the phrase "kill yourself" on Twitter found thousands of tweets from people all over the world telling others to go kill themselves for the simplest of infractions. (source)
- TODD: Still, the company did delay the release of 25 to Life for a few months, partly to polish up game play but also, according to company spokeswoman Michelle Curran, to tone down what she called kill moves. (source)
- Terre'Blanche's radical AWB group have linked his killing to a controversial refrain from a sung adopted by the controversial ruling party youth leader Julius Malema: "kill the Boer", the Afrikaans word for farmer. (source)
- That idiot lucked out by bringing out all the meat and because he did not punch his harvest ticket because a kill is a kill only received only a 100 dollar fine and suspended license for the remainder of the season. (source)
- My heart sank, I had been careful not to use the word kill, although this is what happens to the child; to deny it would be insane and "culturally accepted" explanations absurd given the astute clarity of her question. (source)
- MyID. is Now In Public Beta, Aims To Become The Digital Certification Standard Music startup imeem making money, not dying unless the labels kill it Panasonic DMC-GH1 Micro Four Thirds shooter with 1080p video landing April 24th (source)
- But I post the picture of the roaring Roeliff-Jansen Kill ( "kill" is Dutch for "creek," hence "catskill," "Fishkill," etc.) because that particular stream runs unabated through several counties in New York's 20th Congressional District. (source)
- Agreed: wait until the final release, and also remember that the opening computer-rendered sequence that will accompany it might actually make the song work a lot better. graham not bad, should come off better within the film. view to a kill is an awesome song (source)
- Check out this poster posted by a professor of a Dilbert cartoon in which one character punches right through the head of another, or this one featuring Uma Thurman brandishing a samurai sword and the word "kill," which appeared on campus during the debate over the Wisconsin budget bill. (source)
- Alas the word 'kill' is conspicuous by its absence, and the Mad Monk spends the next three paragraphs reassuring nervous types that "the idea that raising the issues here is the first step towards a theocratic tyranny or a capitulation to some neanderthal Christian right is alarmist nonsense". (source)
- Study: Eight hours spent in front of screens, age 45-54 watch most Music startup imeem making money, not dying unless the labels kill it Hammerhead Systems goes belly up - Startups become shut-downs with regularity in Silicon Valley, usually because the technology or business execution fall short. (source)
- On the word kill, the figure exploded in a great cloud of dust: Coughing, his eyes watering, Harry looked around to see Hermione crouched on the floor by the door with her arms over her head, and Ron, who was shaking from head to foot, patting her clumsily on the shoulder and saying, "It's all r-right ... (source)
- They stood there, dark figures in the golden horizontal light of late spring sundown in the wasteland of housing developments that is the Bronx's Co-Op City, and people heard the scream, and people heard the word kill, and if their radios were on they turned them up and if their radios were off they turned them on and then turned them up because it was better that way, safer. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 66.0, which suggests that "kill" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 45 synonyms for kill.
X-out, annihilate, asphyxiate, assassinate, crucify, dispatch, do away with, do in, drown, dump, electrocute, eradicate, erase, execute, exterminate, extirpate, finish, garrote, get, guillotine, hang, hit, immolate, liquidate, lynch, massacre, murder, neutralize, obliterate, off, poison, polish off, put away, put to death, rub out, sacrifice, slaughter, slay, smother, snuff, strangle, suffocate, waste, wipe out, zap
We have 22 antonyms for kill.
bear, begin, build, construct, create, fail, free, give birth, help, hold, initiate, keep, leave, let go, loose, lose, maintain, miss, preserve, save, start, turn on
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of kill from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To put to death.
- (verb-transitive) To deprive of life: The Black Death was a disease that killed millions.
- (verb-transitive) To put an end to; extinguish: The rain killed our plans for a picnic.
- (verb-transitive) To destroy a vitally essential quality in: Too much garlic killed the taste of the meat.
- (verb-transitive) To cause to cease operating; turn off: killed the motor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The act of killing.
- (noun) Specifically, the death blow.
- (noun) The result of killing; that which has been killed.
- (verb) To put to death; to extinguish the life of.
- (verb) To invent a story that conveys the death of (a character).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A kiln.
- (noun) A channel or arm of the sea; a river; a stream; ; -- used also in composition
- (verb-transitive) To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or by any means; to render inanimate; to put to death; to slay.
- (verb-transitive) To destroy; to ruin
- (verb-transitive) To cause to cease; to quell; to calm; to still.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To strike, beat, cut, or stab; strike down.
- (None) To deprive (a human being or any animal, or, in more recent use, a vegetable) of life, by any means; put to death; slay.
- (None) To destroy; render wholly inactive, inefficient, etc.; deaden; quell; overpower; subdue; suppress; cancel: as, sudden showers kill the wind; a thick carpet kills the sound of footsteps.
- (None) To nullify or neutralize the active qualities of; deprive (a thing) of its characteristic active or useful qualities; weaken; dilute: as, to kill grain (by overheating it in the process of grinding); to kill fire-damp (to mix or dilute it with atmospheric air); to kill wire (by stretching it so as to destroy its ductility).
- (None) To reject; discard: as, to kill a paragraph in a report; to kill an article in type
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile
- (verb) end or extinguish by forceful means
- (verb) hit with great force
- (verb) hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games
- (verb) drink down entirely