Murder

Mur"der

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Murdered (mr"drd); p. pr. & vb. n. Murdering.] [OE. mortheren, murtheren, AS. myrrian; akin to OHG. murdiren, Goth. marrjan. See Murder, n.] 1. To kill with premediated malice; to kill (a human being) willfully, deliberately, and unlawfully. See Murder, n.
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2. To destroy; to put an end to.
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[Canst thou] murder thy breath in middle of a word?
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3. To mutilate, spoil, or deform, as if with malice or cruelty; to mangle; as, to murder the king's English.
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Syn. -- To kill; assassinate; slay. See Kill.
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