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kill

1. tv. to be very successful with an audience; to perform very well for an audience. She really killed them with that last joke.
2. tv. to eat all of something; to drink all (of a bottle) of something. We finally killed the last of the turkey.
3. tv. to douse a light. Would you kill the light so they can’t see we’re home?
4. tv. to stop or terminate something; to quash a story; to stop a story from being printed in a newspaper. Kill that story. It’s got too many errors.

kill

/run down/run out the clock
Sports To preserve a lead by maintaining possession of the ball or puck until playing time expires.
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answered the captain of the soldiers, bending himself double before him, "the men say that these are evildoers and that they pursue them to kill them.
When a leader of the Pack has missed his kill, he is called the Dead Wolf as long as he lives, which is not long.
Then, nosing above the kill, he heard Tha coming down from the woods of the North, and presently the voice of the First of the Elephants, which is the voice that we hear now "
So Dorothy dried her eyes and said, "I suppose we must try it; but I am sure I do not want to kill anybody, even to see Aunt Em again.
No doubt, in this attack they would lose five more, perhaps ten; but, certainly, they must end by taking the rebels, since there was no issue; and, at any rate, two men could not kill eighty.
She recalled that she often had wished she might see a lion, close to, make a kill and feed upon it.
You see," I cried to his fellows, "that I can kill you wherever you may be.
They would kill you now if they could get their hands on you, and they would eat you into the bargain.
If it were not that that other devil's spawn, Paulvitch, still knew my secret, I should kill you here tonight with my bare hands.
It was bad to break up the tribe, for then the Meat-Eaters would come over the divide and kill them all.
The killing of a polar bear is very dangerous, but thrice dangerous is it, and three times thrice, to kill a mother bear with her cubs.
Maria Valenzuela--there was scorn in her smile as she said: "They kill each other often--is it not so?
It was not that he was hungry--he had fed well this day, and in a safe cache were the remains of his kill, ready against the coming of a new appetite.
I went, indeed, intending to kill a kid out of my own flock; and bring it home and dress it; but as I was going I saw a she-goat lying down in the shade, and two young kids sitting by her.
And now they had another broil with the three Englishmen; one of whom, a most turbulent fellow, being in a rage at one of the three captive slaves, because the fellow had not done something right which he bade him do, and seemed a little untractable in his showing him, drew a hatchet out of a frog-belt which he wore by his side, and fell upon the poor savage, not to correct him, but to kill him.