Definition of kills

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • kills is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 9
  • kills is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 9
  • kills is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 11

Definition of kills


  • mark for deletion, rub off, or erase (verb)

    Examples

    1. kill these lines in the President's speech

    Synonyms

    1. obliterate
    2. wipe out
  • end or extinguish by forceful means (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. stamp out
  • thwart the passage of (verb)

    Examples

    1. kill a motion

    Synonyms

    1. defeat
    2. shoot down
    3. vote down
    4. vote out
  • drink down entirely (verb)

    Examples

    1. She killed a bottle of brandy that night

    Synonyms

    1. belt down
    2. bolt down
    3. down
    4. drink down
    5. pop
    6. pour down
    7. toss off
  • the act of terminating a life (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. killing
    2. putting to death
  • be fatal (verb)

    Examples

    1. cigarettes kill
    2. drunken driving kills
  • be the source of great pain for (verb)

    Examples

    1. These new shoes are killing me!
  • cause the death of, without intention (verb)

    Examples

    1. She was killed in the collision of three cars
  • cause to cease operating (verb)

    Examples

    1. kill the engine
  • cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly (verb)

    Examples

    1. This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank
    2. The farmer killed a pig for the holidays
  • deprive of life (verb)

    Examples

    1. AIDS has killed thousands in Africa
  • destroy a vitally essential quality of or in (verb)

    Examples

    1. Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods
  • hit with great force (verb)

    Examples

    1. He killed the ball
  • hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games (verb)

    Examples

    1. She killed the ball
  • overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration (verb)

    Examples

    1. The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!
  • the body of an animal, or bodies of animals, killed by a person or another animal (noun)
  • the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile (noun)

    Examples

    1. the pilot reported two kills during the mission
  • tire out completely (verb)

    Examples

    1. The daily stress of her work is killing her

See definition of kills in Merriam Webster

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