Definition Of kills


(in place names, especially in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) a stream, creek, or tributary.

Kill Van Kull

an act of killing, especially of one animal by another.

a lion has made a kill

cause the death of (a person, animal, or other living thing).

her father was killed in a car crash

overwhelm (someone) with an emotion.

the suspense is killing me

pass (time, or a specified amount of it), typically while waiting for a particular event.

when he reached the station, he found he actually had an hour to kill

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Example Of kills

  • A teenage boy was killed in the crossfire, and two soldiers were wounded.

  • And what kills me is some people in the media saying she ran away.

  • As the boat reaches the GPS coordinates for Table Top, a rise in the ocean floor southwest of Tatoosh Island, Anderson kills the motor.

  • As the ridges began to recede from the river, kills flowed down to expend themselves in the Hudson.

  • Combined this will reduce the kill by up to 100,000, all of which will occur in the first six months of the year.

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