VERB + KILL make The lion made a quick kill. | be in at I didn't even get to see the fox, let alone be in at the kill. | close in for, move in for The hunters moved in for the kill.
PREP. at the ~ The meat is divided up among all those present at the kill. | for the ~ The animal crouched down, getting ready for the kill.
ADV. outright He has fought more than fifty bulls, killing three outright. | almost, nearly | instantly | accidentally | unlawfully
VERB + KILL want to | be prepared to They are quite prepared to kill to achieve their ends. | threaten to | be going to, intend to (figurative) Mum's going to kill me when she finds out. | plot to plotting to kill the dictator | try to | help (to) | make sb It must have been really awful to make her kill herself.
PHRASES admit/deny killing sb, be accused of killing sb, be charged with killing sb, be killed in sth soldiers killed in battle | be tragically killed Their daughter was tragically killed in a road accident.