killed off

kill off

1. To kill or eradicate someone or something in large numbers. A noun or pronoun can be used between "kill" and "off." Hey, we're only trying to kill off the weeds here—be careful around my flowers!
2. To kill a character in a work of fiction. A noun or pronoun can be used between "kill" and "off." I can't believe they killed off my favorite character in the season finale.
3. To end or remove something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "kill" and "off." We were supposed to go to the water park today, but the kids killed that off with their repeated temper tantrums. Can we do anything to kill off this smoky smell?
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killed (off)

mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. (Drugs.) The team went out drinking and came home killed off.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"When your folks was waitin' for the railroad to be built an' all the Indians killed off before they dasted to start for California," was Billy's way of proclaiming the new alliance.
All the native men were made very angry by this, and they killed off nearly all the mutineers.
Monsieur of Verdun has no longer one; all have been killed off.
More than 120 characters have been killed off since the first episode of EastEnders aired 35 years ago and the vast majority haven't died peacefully in their sleep.
Limbachia later told ITV's This Morning: "My decision to leave and be killed off was never meant to offend the LGBT+ community.
If Eclipse is the new title it doesn't sound particularly good for Bond, which plays into the rumours he'd be killed off.
The five-times world champ said: "The smoking ban killed off the clubs, killed off the culture.
The large herbivores were killed off for eating; the large predators were killed off because they were incompatible with livestock husbandry." A handful of black-and-white photographs and an index enhance this unique blend of historical scholarship, outdoors enthusiasm, culinary appreciation, cherished memories, and more.
( Tobin (Jason Douglas ), the former construction chief who gave up his authority for Abraham (Michael Cudlitz), has been killed off. In ( episode 13 , titled "Don't Send Us Astray," Tobin was stabbed with a knife, and he turned into a zombie.
Viewers were quick to point out that if she fails to pull through, she would be the second young woman to be killed off by septicaemia on the BBC in the space of a few days.
But then they only went and killed off the headlining star Matthew Macfadyen in the first 10 minutes.
Insiders say his character Dean Wicks will "get his" - fuelling speculation he is going to be killed off.
DOWNTON Abbey's Hugh Bonneville has rubbished speculation that Isis the dog is being killed off because she shares her name with the terrorist group in the Middle East.
Microsoft polished its Zune portable music player to the point where the Zune HD was a good product before the project was killed off as iPod sales dominated.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine said they have discovered an unexpected phenomenon in the organs that produce sperm in fruit flies: When a certain kind of stem cell is killed off experimentally, another group of non-stem cells can come out of retirement to replace them.