See also: killoff and kill-off




kill +‎ off



kill off (third-person singular simple present kills off, present participle killing off, simple past and past participle killed off)

  1. To eliminate, or make extinct.
    We killed off the Dodo by over-hunting.
    The writers are killing off lots of people in the soap opera.
  2. (figuratively) To put an end to.
    • 2011 September 28, Tom Rostance, “Arsenal 2 - 1 Olympiakos”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Marouane Chamakh then spurned a great chance to kill the game off when he ran onto Andrey Arshavin's lofted through ball but shanked his shot horribly across the face of goal.