Synonyms for kill

Grammar : Verb
Spell : kil
Phonetic Transcription : kɪl

Top 10 synonyms for kill Other synonyms for the word kill

Définition of kill

Origin :
  • c.1200, "to strike, hit, beat, knock;" c.1300, "to deprive of life," perhaps from an unrecorded variant of Old English cwellan "to kill" (see quell), but the earliest sense suggests otherwise. Sense in to kill time is from 1728. Related: Killed; killing. Kill-devil, colloquial for "rum," especially if new or of bad quality, is from 1630s.
  • verb deprive of existence; destroy
  • verb turn off; cancel
Example sentences :
  • When you kill off all your present army, you must git up a draft.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1. No. 20, August 13, 1870 » by Various
  • The bullets of Allister and Clune might have gone home— they were intended to kill, not to wound.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • There would remain two more, and one of them was certain to kill him.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • What sheep he did not kill for the use of his men, he ordered to be bayoneted.
  • Extract from : « A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion » by William Dobein James
  • In the second place, he who would live must not kill anyone else.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • Do you make up your mind beforehand that if the animal should kill you, it is all right?
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • But if she were to die, or lose her complexion, I should kill myself!
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Then, he smote his thigh with a blow strong enough to kill an ox.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • So he took a bough of fir, thick-set with little twigs, and tied the kill on that.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • This commandment forbids us to kill or injure other persons or ourselves.
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump

Antonyms for kill

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019