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bump off

1. To unexpectedly remove someone from something, often a list or schedule. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "bump" and "off" or after "off." I'm staying in Denver another night because I got bumped off my flight. Unfortunately, we ran out of time during tonight's show and had to bump our musical guest off.
2. To cause one to abruptly lose one's Internet or other connection. No, the page didn't load because I got bumped off the Internet. Back when we had dial-up Internet, just picking up the phone would bump you off your connection.
3. slang To kill someone. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "bump" and "off" or after "off." Ray bumped off the informant, just as the boss told him to.
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bump someone off

 and knock someone off
Sl. to kill someone. They tried to bump her off, but she was too clever and got away. The crooks threatened to bump off the witness to the crime.
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bump off

Kill, murder, as in The convict bragged about bumping off his partner, or The first fighter plane bumped off three enemy aircraft. This term was at first principally criminal slang and somewhat later military jargon. [Slang; c. 1900]
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bump off

v.
1. To remove someone or something from a list or hierarchy due to lack of time or space: To make room for people who would pay for seats, the concert manager bumped off everybody on the guest list. The airline had to bump me off because the flight was oversold.
2. To break someone's connection between a computer and the Internet or other network: Something strange happened on my computer and it has bumped me off the Internet. I got bumped off before I could finish downloading the file.
3. Slang To murder someone: The gang threatened to bump off anyone who interfered with their plan. The ringleader hired someone to bump his enemies off.
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Mr Malek said passengers being bumped off flights was not unusual.
Passengers complained most about overbooking - being bumped off flights when they arrive to check in.
One in ten said that they had been bumped off a flight in the last 12 months and a staggering 30 per cent of those who have made five or more trips abroad experienced bumping.
Just look at the range of depictions: There's the traditional stay-at-home mom (``7th Heaven''), the smart professionals (``Judging Amy,'' ``Family Law''), moms who want to have their children bumped off (``The Sopranos'') and good-hearted moms who struggle against traditional, bumbling TV dads (Marge Simpson is the epitome of this variety).
I've never known for anyone to be bumped off a flight, especially after less than two minutes.
EASTENDERS' Fat Heather Trott has been bumped off after being clobbered round the head with a picture frame by Ben Mitchell.
The first ever live episode is to mark the soap's 25th anniversary, and brings to an end the guessing game which began when Archie (Larry Lamb) was bumped off in the Queen Vic on Christmas Day.
MILLIONS of US fans will tune in tonight to watch the gripping finale of Desperate Housewives - even though Irish actor Neal McDonough blabbed and told them his character would be bumped off.
Her supporters believe her car was bumped off the road by another car.
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