kill
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kill(
kihl
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to cause death)
a. matar
Kill the cockroach!¡Mata la cucaracha!
b. asesinar
A woman has been killed by a thief who tried to rob her.Un ladrón ha asesinado a una mujer a la que intentaba robar.
c. morir
His wife was killed in the earthquake.Su esposa murió en el terremoto.
2. (to put an end to)
a. acabar con
The war killed all of his dreams.La guerra acabó con todos sus sueños.
3. (to turn off)
a. apagar
The switch will kill the compressor before it has built enough pressure.El interruptor apagará el compresor antes de que se acumule la presión necesaria.
4. (to deaden)
a. calmar
The ointment will kill the pain.La pomada calmará el dolor.
5. (culinary)
a. matar
In my opinion, a hot sauce kills the flavor of a good steak.En mi opinión, una salsa picante mata el sabor de un buen bistec.
6. (to pass)
a. matar
We could watch TV to kill time.Podemos ver tele para matar el tiempo.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to exhaust)
a. matar
So much exercise is killing me.Tanto ejercicio me mata.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to hurt)
a. matar
These shoes are killing me.Estos zapatos me están matando.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to amuse)
a. matar de risa
His stories kill me.Sus historias me matan de risa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (to cause death)
a. matar
I'm prepared to kill or be killed.Estoy dispuesto a matar o morir.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
11. (hunted animal)
a. la presa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My dog took me to my kill.Mi perro me llevó hasta la presa.
b. la caza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Afterwards, the kill is divided up for all the members of the hunting party.Después, la caza se divide entre todos los miembros de la partida.
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kill
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animals killed)
a. la presas fpl, caza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a.
to be in at the killno perderse el desenlace
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (person, animal)
a. matar
twelve people were killedresultaron muertas doce personas
to kill oneselfmatarse
4. (colloquial)
a.
to kill oneself laughingmorirse de risa
5. (ironic)
a.
don't kill yourself!¡cuidado, no te vayas a herniar!
6. (colloquial)
a.
this one'll kill youeste es buenísimo
to kill two birds with one stonematar dos pájaros de un tiro
7. (colloquial)
a.
my feet/these shoes are killing melos pies/estos zapatos me están matando
8. (pain)
a. acabar con
9. (sound)
a. amortiguar
the speech killed his chances of promotionel discurso acabó con sus posibilidades de ascenso
10. (journalism)
a.
to kill a storyinterrumpir la difusión de una noticia
to kill timematar el tiempo
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kill [kɪl]
transitive verb
1 (gen) matar; dar muerte a (formal); (murder) asesinar; matar; [+animal] matar; sacrificar
he was killed in the explosion murió en la explosión; he was killed by an enemy agent lo mató un agente enemigo; I'll kill you for this! ¡te voy a matar!; to be killed in action or battle morir en combate; morir luchando; I'll do it if it kills me lo haré aunque me vaya en ello la vida; the pace is killing him el ritmo de trabajo lo está matando; this heat is killing me este calor acabará conmigo (informal); my feet are killing me los pies me están matando (informal); to kill o.s. matarse; (commit suicide) suicidarse; he certainly doesn't kill himself (with work)! ¡desde luego ese a trabajar no se mata!; he was killing himself laughing se moría de (la) risa
to kill two birds with one stone matar dos pájaros de un tiro
2 [+story] suprimir; [+rumour] acabar con; [+proposal, bill] echar abajo; [+feeling, hope] destruir; [+pain] calmar; [+flavour, taste] matar; [+sound] amortiguar; [+engine] parar; apagar; [+lights] apagar
to kill time matar el rato
3 hacer morir de risa (informal)
this will kill you te vas a morir de (la) risa (informal)
intransitive verb
thou shalt not kill (Bible) no matarás
to be dressed to kill ir despampanante
noun
(Hunting) (Taur) muerte (f); (animal killed) pieza (f); (number of animals killed) caza (f)
to go in for the kill entrar a matar; to be in at the kill asistir a la matanza
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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