Synonyms for killkɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. killing, kill, putting to death(noun)

    the act of terminating a life

    Synonyms:
    putting to death, killing, kill, violent death, cleanup

  2. kill(verb)

    the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile

    Synonyms:
    putting to death, killing

  3. kill(verb)

    cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  4. kill, shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote out(verb)

    thwart the passage of

    Synonyms:
    pour down, drink down, toss off, shoot, wipe out, overcome, buck, kill, down, bolt down, pop, stamp out, belt down, tear, vote down, shoot down, vote out, charge, obliterate, land, get the better of, turn thumbs down, defeat

  5. stamp out, kill(verb)

    end or extinguish by forceful means

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, kill, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, down, vote down, bolt down, pop

  6. kill(verb)

    be fatal

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  7. kill(verb)

    be the source of great pain for

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  8. kill(verb)

    overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  9. kill(verb)

    hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  10. kill(verb)

    hit with great force

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  11. kill(verb)

    deprive of life

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  12. kill(verb)

    cause the death of, without intention

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  13. toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down, kill(verb)

    drink down entirely

    Synonyms:
    land, start, fling off, vote down, pull down, pop up, push down, kill, go through, crop up, dash off, belt down, drink down, defeat, shoot down, cut down, pop out, scratch off, obliterate, toss off, bug out, stamp out, pour down, bolt down, wipe out, shovel in, down, refine, garbage down, gobble up, bulge, bulge out, pop, knock off, devour, fine-tune, knock down, protrude, come out, consume, vote out, polish

  14. kill, obliterate, wipe out(verb)

    mark for deletion, rub off, or erase

    Synonyms:
    veil, eat up, vote down, exhaust, eat, blot out, eliminate, belt down, use up, drink down, defeat, decimate, shoot down, obscure, kill, obliterate, run through, toss off, cancel out, stamp out, hide, bolt down, annihilate, wipe out, down, efface, pop, erase, extinguish, pour down, sweep away, consume, vote out, carry off, deplete, eradicate

  15. kill(verb)

    tire out completely

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  16. kill(verb)

    cause to cease operating

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  17. kill(verb)

    destroy a vitally essential quality of or in

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. kill

    To kill is simply to deprive of life, human, animal, or vegetable, with no suggestion of how or why. Assassinate, execute, murder, apply only to the taking of human life; to murder is to kill with premeditation and malicious intent; to execute is to kill in fulfilment of a legal sentence; to assassinate is to kill by assault; this word is chiefly applied to the killing of public or eminent persons through alleged political motives, whether secretly or openly. To slay is to kill by a blow, or by a weapon. Butcher and slaughter apply primarily to the killing of cattle; massacre is applied primarily and almost exclusively to human beings, signifying to kill them indiscriminately in large numbers; to massacre is said when there is no chance of successful resistance; to butcher when the killing is especially brutal; soldiers mown down in a hopeless charge are said to be slaughtered when no brutality on the enemy's part is implied. To despatch is to kill swiftly and in general quietly, always with intention, with or without right.

    Synonyms:
    assassinate, butcher, despatch, execute, massacre, murder, put to death, slaughter, slay

    Preposition:
    To kill with or by sword, famine, pestilence, care, grief, etc.; killed for his money, by a robber, with a dagger.

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