Definition of 'killing'
Video: pronunciation of 'killing'
Example sentences containing 'killing'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Her life is in pieces since she survived a murder attempt by her own father in an honour killing. Times, Sunday Times (2017)A further tranche of allegations that include unlawful killing or mistreatment will be closed within weeks. The Sun (2016)Did I make a killing! Times, Sunday Times (2017)The death and the killing was wrong. The Sun (2015)The thought of honour killings entered my mind. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Remember that you are buying a home rather than trying to make a killing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The coroner recorded verdicts of unlawful killing. The Sun (2009)The killing was condemned by politicians and the media. The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)She recorded a verdict of unlawful killing. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Politicians from all parties have condemned the killing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In the majority of cases a coroner has passed a verdict of unlawful killing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He has refused to condemn the killing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If you make a financial killing, what dies? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yes, honour killings are unspeakably horrible but we can only tackle it by speaking up. The Sun (2009)They were also widely seen as a means to calm public anger over the pilot's brutal killing. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Hedge fund managers who expected to make a killing on the takeover have instead found themselves nursing hundreds of millions of pounds of losses. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They also found his iPhone diary detailing his jealous thoughts in the days leading up to the brutal killing. The Sun (2011)Random killings are common in the battle between Mexico's security services and the drug cartels. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Wiltshire coroner recorded a verdict of unlawful killing after his death last November. The Sun (2009)Honour killings are common in Pakistan, though it is unusual for the attack to happen in a public place. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Trends of 'killing'
Very Common. killing is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Definition of killing from the Collins English Dictionary
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.