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killing

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From kill +‎ -ing.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

VerbEdit

killing

  1. Present participle of kill.
    This work is killing me.

AdjectiveEdit

killing (comparative more killing, superlative most killing)

  1. That literally deprives of life; lethal, deadly, fatal.
  2. Devastatingly attractive.
  3. That makes one ‘die’ with laughter; very funny.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 471:
      Livia found her ‘killing’, and derived such amusement from her Martinique French that he was forced to enjoy her as well.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

killing (plural killings)

  1. an instance of someone being killed
  2. (informal) A large amount of money.
    He made a killing on the stock market.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse ketlingr, diminutive form of ketta (cat).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

killing c (singular definite killingen, plural indefinite killinger)

  1. kitten
  2. leveret

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

killing c

  1. a kid (young goat)

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