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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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Bagheera, who had eyes and ears everywhere, knew something of this, and once or twice he told Mowgli in so many words that Shere Khan would kill him some day.
By the Law of the Jungle it is death to kill at the drinking-places when once the Water Truce has been declared.
There is a place, in the neck of a bull behind the horns, where the cord of the spine is unprotected and where a short stab will immediately kill.
But Tom give him five cents to keep quiet, and said we would all go home and meet next week, and rob somebody and kill some people.
I am going to tell you my story and that of the hind I have with me, and if you find it more marvellous than that of the merchant whom you are about to kill, I hope that you will do away with a third part of his punishment?
Still, if you wish to kill me, kill me; I would far rather die than see such disgraceful scenes day after day--guests insulted, and men dragging the women servants about the house in an unseemly way.
Venus screamed aloud, and let her son fall, but Phoebus Apollo caught him in his arms, and hid him in a cloud of darkness, lest some Danaan should drive a spear into his breast and kill him; and Diomed shouted out as he left her, "Daughter of Jove, leave war and battle alone, can you not be contented with beguiling silly women?
You would first kill whom I had bidden you, and then kill ME for having dared to send you away
If you will kill for me the Wicked Witch of the West, I will bestow upon you a great many brains, and such good brains that you will be the wisest man in all the Land of Oz.
So it was that now, as he cautiously approached the village of Mbonga, he was quite prepared either to kill or be killed should he be discovered.
They have already killed ten of our men; they will kill double the number, and end by killing themselves rather than surrender.
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 are weapons," I replied, "weapons which kill at a great distance.
The man placed a foot upon the carcass of his kill, and, with his handsome face raised toward the full moon, gave voice to the most frightful cry that ever had smote upon her ears.