Killing meaning

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The act or action of causing death, as of a person.
noun
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Killing is defined as causing death or exhaustion.

An example of killing used as an adjective is in the phrase, "a killing weapon," which means a weapon used for murder.

adjective
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The definition of killing is the act of murder.

An example of a killing is the stabbing to death of someone.

noun
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Exhausting; fatiguing.
adjective
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A sudden large profit.

Made a killing on the stock market.

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(informal) Very funny or comical.
adjective
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The act or an instance of murder, destruction, etc.
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Present participle of kill.

This work is killing me.

verb
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Devastatingly attractive.
adjective
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An instance of someone being killed.
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(informal) A large amount of money.

He made a killing on the stock market.

noun
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Causing or apt to cause death; fatal.

A killing shot.

adjective
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Thoroughly exhausting.

A killing pace.

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(informal) Hilarious.
adjective
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Causing, or able to cause, death; destructive; deadly.
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(informal) A sudden, great profit or success.

To make a killing in the stock market.

noun
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That literally deprives of life; lethal, deadly, fatal.
adjective
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That makes one ‘die’ with laughter; very funny.
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Origin of killing

  • From kill +‎ -ing.

    From Wiktionary