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mur·der

 (mûr′dər)
n.
1.
a. The killing of another person without justification or excuse, especially the crime of killing a person with malice aforethought or with recklessness manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.
b. An instance of such killing.
2. Slang Something that is very uncomfortable, difficult, or hazardous: The rush hour traffic is murder.
3. A flock of crows.
v. mur·dered, mur·der·ing, mur·ders
v.tr.
1. To kill (another human) in an act of murder.
2. To kill brutally or inhumanly: Thousands of civilians were murdered in the bombardment.
3. To put an end to; destroy: murdered their chances.
4. To spoil by ineptness; mutilate: a speech that murdered the English language.
5. Slang To defeat decisively; trounce.
v.intr.
To commit murder.
Idioms:
get away with murder Informal
To escape punishment for or detection of an egregiously blameworthy act.
murder will out
Secrets or misdeeds will eventually be disclosed.

[Middle English murther, from Old English morthor; see mer- in Indo-European roots.]

murder

(ˈmɜːdə)
n
1. (Law) the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. Compare manslaughter, homicide
2. informal something dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant: driving around London is murder.
3. cry blue murder informal to make an outcry
4. get away with murder informal to escape censure; do as one pleases
vb (mainly tr)
5. (Law) (also intr) to kill (someone) unlawfully with premeditation or during the commission of a crime
6. (Law) to kill brutally
7. informal to destroy; ruin: he murdered her chances of happiness.
8. informal to defeat completely; beat decisively: the home team murdered their opponents.
Also (archaic or dialect): murther
[Old English morthor; related to Old English morth, Old Norse morth, Latin mors death; compare French meurtre]
ˈmurderer n
ˈmurderess fem n

mur•der

(ˈmɜr dər)

n., v. -dered, -der•ing. n.
1. the unlawful killing of a person, esp. when done with deliberation or premeditation or occurring during the commission of another serious crime (first-degree murder) or with intent but without deliberation or premeditation (second-degree murder).
2. something injurious, immoral, or otherwise censurable: to get away with murder.
3. something extremely difficult or unpleasant: That exam was murder!
v.t.
4. to kill by an act constituting murder.
5. to kill or slaughter barbarously.
6. to spoil or mar through incompetence: The singer murdered the aria.
7. Informal. to defeat thoroughly.
v.i.
8. to commit murder.
[1300–50; Middle English mo(u)rdre, murder, variant (influenced by Old French murdre < Germanic) of murthre murther]
homicide, murder, manslaughter - The general term for the killing of a person by another is homicide; murder is either the intentional killing or the malicious killing of another, while manslaughter is the unintentional, accidental killing of another through carelessness.
See also related terms for slaughter.

Murder

 of crows: a flock—Brewer.

murder


Past participle: murdered
Gerund: murdering

Imperative
murder
murder
Present
I murder
you murder
he/she/it murders
we murder
you murder
they murder
Preterite
I murdered
you murdered
he/she/it murdered
we murdered
you murdered
they murdered
Present Continuous
I am murdering
you are murdering
he/she/it is murdering
we are murdering
you are murdering
they are murdering
Present Perfect
I have murdered
you have murdered
he/she/it has murdered
we have murdered
you have murdered
they have murdered
Past Continuous
I was murdering
you were murdering
he/she/it was murdering
we were murdering
you were murdering
they were murdering
Past Perfect
I had murdered
you had murdered
he/she/it had murdered
we had murdered
you had murdered
they had murdered
Future
I will murder
you will murder
he/she/it will murder
we will murder
you will murder
they will murder
Future Perfect
I will have murdered
you will have murdered
he/she/it will have murdered
we will have murdered
you will have murdered
they will have murdered
Future Continuous
I will be murdering
you will be murdering
he/she/it will be murdering
we will be murdering
you will be murdering
they will be murdering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been murdering
you have been murdering
he/she/it has been murdering
we have been murdering
you have been murdering
they have been murdering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been murdering
you will have been murdering
he/she/it will have been murdering
we will have been murdering
you will have been murdering
they will have been murdering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been murdering
you had been murdering
he/she/it had been murdering
we had been murdering
you had been murdering
they had been murdering
Conditional
I would murder
you would murder
he/she/it would murder
we would murder
you would murder
they would murder
Past Conditional
I would have murdered
you would have murdered
he/she/it would have murdered
we would have murdered
you would have murdered
they would have murdered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.murder - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human beingmurder - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
homicide - the killing of a human being by another human being
assassination - murder of a public figure by surprise attack
bloodshed, gore - the shedding of blood resulting in murder; "he avenged the bloodshed of his kinsmen"
contract killing - a murder carried out on agreement with a hired killer
parricide - the murder of your own father or mother
mariticide - the murder of a husband by his wife
fratricide - the murder of your sibling
uxoricide - the murder of a wife by her husband
filicide - the murder of your own son or daughter
liquidation, elimination - the murder of a competitor
carnage, mass murder, massacre, slaughter, butchery - the savage and excessive killing of many people
lynching - putting a person to death by mob action without due process of law
regicide - the act of killing a king
dry-gulching - the act of killing from ambush
hit - a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate; "it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"
infanticide - murdering an infant
shoot-down - murder by shooting someone down in cold blood
tyrannicide - killing a tyrant
thuggee - murder and robbery by thugs
Verb1.murder - kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
burke - murder without leaving a trace on the body
execute - murder in a planned fashion; "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"
2.murder - alter so as to make unrecognizable; "The tourists murdered the French language"
distort, falsify, garble, warp - make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

murder

noun
1. killing, homicide, massacre, assassination, slaying, bloodshed, carnage, butchery The three accused are charged with attempted murder.
2. (Informal) agony, misery, hell (informal) I've taken three aspirins, but this headache's still absolute murder.
verb
1. kill, massacre, slaughter, assassinate, hit (slang), destroy, waste (informal), do in (informal), eliminate (slang), take out (slang), butcher, dispatch, slay, blow away (slang, chiefly U.S.), bump off (slang), rub out (U.S. slang), take the life of, do to death a thriller about two men who murder a third
2. ruin, destroy, mar, spoil, butcher, mangle She murdered the song.
3. (Informal) beat decisively, thrash, stuff (slang), cream (slang, chiefly U.S.), tank (slang), hammer (informal), slaughter, lick (informal), wipe the floor with (informal), make mincemeat of (informal), blow someone out of the water (slang), drub, defeat someone utterly The front row murdered the Italians in the scrums.
Related words
fear homicidomania
Quotations
"Thou shalt not kill" Bible: Exodus
"Murder will out" [Geoffrey Chaucer The Nun's Priest's Tale]
"murder most foul" [William Shakespeare Hamlet]

murder

noun
The crime of murdering someone:
Slang: hit.
verb
To take the life of (a person or persons) unlawfully:
Informal: put away.
Translations
قَتْلٌقَتْل عَمْديمَوت ، قَتْليَقْتِلُيَقْتُل عَمْداً
assassinat
vraždazavražditzničitvražditzabít
mordmyrde
mõrvroim
murhamurhataparvimurhaava
הביע כעסזעםטרףלהביסלהקת עורבים
ubitiubojstvoumoritiumorstvozgromiti
gyilkosságmeggyilkolmeggyilkolás
morîmyrîa
殺人殺害する
살인살인하다
assassinare
nužudymasžmogžudiškaižmogžudiškasžmogžudysžudymas
nogalināšananoslepkavotslepkavībaslepkavot
moordvermoordenmoordende grond in boren
mordmyrdeta knekken pådrepe
vraždavraždiť
umorumoriti
ubistvoubitiубиствоубити
mordmördadöda
การฆาตกรรมฆาตกรรม
ám sátgiếtgiết ngườitàn sáttội giết người

murder

[ˈmɜːdəʳ]
A. N
1.asesinato m (Jur) → homicidio m
accused of murderacusado de homicidio
to commit murdercometer un asesinato or un crimen
first-degree murder, murder in the first degreehomicidio m premeditado, homicidio m en primer grado
second-degree murder, murder in the second degreehomicidio m en segundo grado
the murder weaponel arma homicida
murder will outtodo termina por saberse
see also attempted, mass 2 D
2. "did you have a good holiday?" - "no, it was murder!"-¿pasaste unas buenas vacaciones? -¡no, lo pasé fatal or fueron horribles!
the noise/heat in here is murderel ruido que hay aquí/el calor que hace aquí es insoportable
the roads were murderlas carreteras estaban hasta los topes
to scream or shout blue or bloody murderponer el grito en el cielo
to get away with murder she lets the children get away with murdera los niños les consiente todo, a los niños les deja hacer lo que les da la gana
B. VT
1. [+ person] → asesinar, matar, ultimar (LAm)
the murdered manel hombre asesinado
2. (fig) [+ song, music, play, language] → destrozar, cargarse; [+ opponent] → aniquilar
3. (= really enjoy) I could murder a beer/a cup of teadaría cualquier cosa por una cerveza/una taza de té
D. CPD murder case Ncaso m de asesinato or homicidio
murder charge Nacusación f por asesinato or homicidio
he is wanted on murder chargeslo buscan por asesinato
Murder Squad Nbrigada f de homicidios
murder trial Njuicio m por asesinato
murder victim Nvíctima f de un asesinato or homicidio

murder

[ˈmɜːrr]
n
(= crime) → meurtre m
to commit murder → commettre un meurtre
to be found guilty of murder → être déclaré(e) coupable de meurtre
to be convicted of a murder → être déclaré(e) coupable de meurtre
to get away with murder (fig)pouvoir tout se permettre
His charm allows him to get away with murder → Il a tellement de charme qu'on lui passe tout., Il a tellement de charme qu'on lui pardonne tout.
(politically motivated killing)assassinat m
(= awful thing)
The traffic was murder! → Il y avait une circulation infernale!
It can be murder finding a parking space → Ça peut être la galère de trouver une place de parking.
vt
[+ person] (= kill) → assassiner, tuer
to be murdered (= be victim of crime) → être assassiné
He was murdered → Il a été assassiné.
I could murder him! (fig)je l'étranglerais !
(= ruin) → massacrer
They didn't perform that play, they murdered it → Ils n'ont pas joué la pièce, ils l'ont massacrée.

murder

n
(lit)Mord m; the murder of John F. Kennedyder Mord an John F. Kennedy, die Ermordung John F. Kennedys; to stand accused of murderunter Mordverdacht stehen
(fig inf) it was/it’s murderes war/ist mörderisch; it’ll be murderes wird schrecklich werden; (= exhausting also)das ist glatter Mord (inf); to scream blue (Brit) or bloody murderZeter und Mordio schreien, ein Mordsspektakel or -theater machen (inf); to get away with murdersich (dat)alles erlauben können
vt
(lit)ermorden, umbringen (inf); (= slaughter)morden; (fig inf) opponentshaushoch schlagen
(inf: = ruin) music, play etcverhunzen (inf)

murder

:
murder trial
nMordprozess m
murder victim
nMordopfer nt
murder weapon
nMordwaffe f

murder

[ˈmɜːdəʳ]
1. n
a.omicidio, assassinio
to commit murder → commettere un omicidio
b. (fam) it was murder!è stato pazzesco!
to scream blue murder → strepitare
she gets away with murder → se la cava sempre
2. vt (person) → assassinare (fig) (song) → massacrare

murder

(ˈməːdə) noun
1. (an act of) killing a person on purpose and illegally. The police are treating his death as a case of murder; an increase in the number of murders.
2. any killing or causing of death that is considered as bad as this. the murder of innocent people by terrorists.
verb
to kill (a person) on purpose and illegally. He murdered two children.
ˈmurdererfeminine ˈmurderess noun
Murderers are no longer hanged in Britain.
ˈmurderous adjective
intending, or capable of, murder. There was a murderous look in his eye.
ˈmurderously adverb

murder

قَتْلٌ, يَقْتِلُ vražda, zavraždit mord, myrde ermorden, Mord δολοφονώ, φόνος asesinar, asesinato murha, murhata assassiner, meurtre ubiti, ubojstvo omicidio, uccidere 殺人, 殺害する 살인, 살인하다 moord, vermoorden mord, myrde morderstwo, zamordować assassinar, assassinato убивать, убийство mord, mörda การฆาตกรรม, ฆาตกรรม cinayet, katletmek giết người, tội giết người 谋杀
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Jo accepted it with a smile, for she had never outgrown her liking for lads, and soon found herself involved in the usual labyrinth of love, mystery, and murder, for the story belonged to that class of light literature in which the passions have a holiday, and when the author's invention fails, a grand catastrophe clears the stage of one half the dramatis personae, leaving the other half to exult over their downfall.
I may have stolen a great sum of money or been involved in a murder before I came here.
The old man wouldn't have made all them preparations for Krajiek to murder him, would he?
Numberless recent massacres were still vivid in their recollections; nor was there any ear in the provinces so deaf as not to have drunk in with avidity the narrative of some fearful tale of midnight murder, in which the natives of the forests were the principal and barbarous actors.
It is indeed difficult to imagine that there could have been a serious suspicion of murder, or the slightest grounds for implicating any particular individual as the perpetrator.
There was an aged handicraftsman, it is true, who had been a citizen of London at the period of Sir Thomas Overbury's murder, now some thirty years agone; he testified to having seen the physician, under some other name, which the narrator of the story had now forgotten, in company with Dr.
Marija, who threatened horrid murder a hundred times a day, and would weep over the injury of a fly, seized little Sebastijonas in her arms and bid fair to smother him with kisses.
There were two "Reigns of Terror," if we would but remember it and consider it; the one wrought murder in hot passion, the other in heartless cold blood; the one lasted mere months, the other had lasted a thousand years; the one inflicted death upon ten thousand persons, the other upon a hundred millions; but our shudders are all for the "horrors" of the minor Terror, the momentary Ter- ror, so to speak; whereas, what is the horror of swift death by the axe, compared with lifelong death from hunger, cold, insult, cruelty, and heart-break?
The bull makes a rush, with murder in his eye, but a picador meets him with a spear-thrust in the shoulder.
Since murder was that man's intention, why should he palter with small details?
The town was bitter against he misfortunates, and for the first few days after the murder they were in constant danger of being lynched.
Then leave the stones, and you two can step down into the prison to-morrow and be the two little princes in the Tower, and I can murder you.