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Definition of kill noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1an act of killing, especially when an animal is hunted or killed A cat often plays with a mouse before the kill. The plane prepared to move in for the kill. (figurative) I was in at the kill when she finally lost her job (= present at the end of an unpleasant process).
  2. 2an animal that has been hunted and killed lions feeding on their kill
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