"kills" in the noun sense
1. killing, kill, putting to death
the act of terminating a life
the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile
"the pilot reported two kills during the mission"
the body of an animal, or bodies of animals, killed by a person or another animal
"kills" in the verb sense
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
thwart the passage of
"kill a motion"
"he shot down the student's proposal"
3. stamp out, kill
end or extinguish by forceful means
"Stamp out poverty!"
"drunken driving kills"
be the source of great pain for
"These new shoes are killing me!"
overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration
"The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"
hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games
"She killed the ball"
hit with great force
"He killed the ball"
deprive of life
"AIDS has killed thousands in Africa"
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 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
mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
"kill these lines in the President's speech"
tire out completely
"The daily stress of her work is killing her"
cause to cease operating
"kill the engine"
destroy a vitally essential quality of or in
"Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods"
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