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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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Only on April 6, a day before he was killed he gave petition in his hand writing to the court saying he was afraid the police was going to bump him off.
If they really want to bump him off, they should introduce a new challenge, something like "Rare Chicken Served on an NHS Mattress Challenge".
First, there was the tantalising Cindy, even if she hired a hitman to try and bump him off.
It comes as a shock to eager and nervous David especially when foul-mouthed Jimmy casually asks if he is one of those "Angels Of Death" come to bump him off.
Unable to face life in a wheelchair, the tormented tetraplegic got his blubbing boyfriend Aaron to bump him off with a death drink.
With that peroxide bob and ice-blue stare, steely Cindy ran rings around her hopeless husband Ian, conducting torrid affairs and eventually attempting to bump him off using a hitman.
As Max (Jake Wood) lies in a coma, the police try to find out who tried to bump him off.
A caller from the 62 group said they were going to bump him off, and a wreath, with a wreath card, was left on the doorstep of his parents' house.
I'll give anyone a hundred bucks to bump him off,'' Kurt Busch said jokingly.
A BIG advantage to having an action hero who cannot die is you can come up with lots of imaginative ways to try to bump him off.
Adding insult to injury, he then discovers someone is planning to bump him off.
After Max's jaw hits the carpet on discovering it was Lauren who tried to bump him off, Tanya is intent on sacrificing her freedom to keep her daughter out of trouble.
Shot in a busy Ealing street in London,he has a series of lucky escapes as sinister people try to bump him off.