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If a man had as many ideas during the day as he does when he has insomnia, he would make a fortune.
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Etymology 1

Origin uncertain: probably from a variant of Old English cwellan. (See quell)

Noun

Singular
kill

Plural
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kill ({{{1}}})
  1. The act of killing.
    The assassin liked to make a clean kill, and thus favored small arms over explosives.
  2. Specifically, the death blow.
    The hunter delivered the kill with a pistol shot to the head.
  3. The result of killing; that which has been killed.
    The fox dragged its kill back to its den.
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Verb

Infinitive
to kill

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to kill (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To put to death; to extinguish life.
    Smoking kills more people each year than alcohol and drugs combined.
    There is conclusive evidence that smoking kills.
  2. (transitive) To render inoperative.
    He killed the engine and turned off the headlights, but remained in the car, waiting.
  3. (transitive) To stop, cease, or render void.
    The editor decided to kill the story.
    The news that a hurricane had destroyed our beach house killed our plans to sell it.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To amaze, exceed, stun, or otherwise incapacitate.
    That night, she was dressed to kill.
    That joke always kills me.
  5. (transitive) To tell off severely.
    My boss will kill me if I'm late.
    When she finally got home her dad just about killed her.
  6. (transitive) To use up or to waste.
    I'm just doing this to kill time.
    Between the two of us, we killed the rest of the case of beer.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To overpower or overwhelm.
    The team had absolutely killed their traditional rivals, and the local sports bars were raucous with celebrations.
  8. (transitive) To force a company out of business.
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Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch kille via Dutch kil

Noun

Singular
kill

Plural
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kill ({{{1}}})
  1. A creek; a body of water.
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