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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exterminate, kill off(verb)

    kill en masse; kill on a large scale; kill many

    "Hitler wanted to exterminate the Jews, Gypsies, Communists, and homosexuals of Europe"

Wiktionary

  1. kill off(Verb)

    To eliminate, or make extinct

Freebase

  1. Kill off

    The killing off of a character is a device in fiction, whereby a character dies but the story continues. The term, frequently applied to television, film and chronological series, often denotes an untimely or unexpected death motivated by factors beyond the storyline. It also implies a critical or cynical attitude towards a work, and is rarely used by authors when discussing their own works. In productions featuring actors, the unwillingness or inability of an actor to continue with the production, for financial or other reasons, may lead to that character being "killed off" or removed from the storyline.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker:

    And the same applies to the link between Schengen, freedom of movement and the internal market. If anybody wants to kill off Schengen, then ultimately what they are going to do is do away with the single market as well.

  2. Veryan Khan:

    The CIA’s success has left AQAP both guessing and pointing fingers at how the organization’s very careful leadership has been caught so off guard, in order to complete its expansion dreams, the Islamic State either needs to win over core AQAP support or kill off its opposition letting the rest fold into its ranks. The Islamic State has the most to gain, offing of important AQAP leadership.

  3. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker:

    Schengen (the passport-free travel zone) is one of the biggest achievements of the European integration process. Without Schengen, without the free movement of workers, without freedom of European citizens to travel, the euro makes no sense, and the same applies to the link between Schengen, freedom of movement and the internal market. If anybody wants to kill off Schengen, then ultimately what they are going to do is do away with the single market as well.

  4. Lund University researcher Tobias Olofsson:

    Well, we've seen in our research that the honey bees actually add great flora of lactic acid bacteria in honey so the mead, when produced, is actually fermented by these lactic acid bacteria together with wild yeasts and the lactic acid bacteria can really kill off all the dangerous pathogens that are even resistant against antibiotics. So our thinking is that the mead, when you consume the mead, these (antibacterial substances in) lactic acid bacteria in the drink can actually be transferred to your blood and help you when you are infected with dangerous bacteria or promote health, preventing infections.

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