bump off


bumped off; bumping off; bumps off

transitive verb

: to murder casually or cold-bloodedly

Examples of bump off in a Sentence

these drug dealers mean business, and they'll bump off anyone who gets in their way
Recent Examples on the Web The items were bumped off the menu by funnel cake and lava cake (also served with ice cream) but all of the desserts have since been removed from the menu. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 10 Sep. 2023 Byrd put up big numbers in some summer practice scrimmages, able to absorb more contact in the lane and use his length without being bumped off balance. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Aug. 2023 Tom Cruise’s latest Mission: Impossible installment, despite being bumped off premium screens by Oppenheimer, is still putting up decent numbers and is now in a supporting role for what’s turning into a comeback year for the silver screen. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 24 July 2023 But that tree has been bumped off its pedestal by the cypress in Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon, the deepest on-land canyon on the planet. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 June 2023 Exxon Mobil moved into the third spot after bumping off Apple. 4. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 5 June 2023 The treatment: If you're bothered by their appearance and long for the days when your skin was smooth and clear, Dr. Gonzalez says dermatologists can lightly burn these doughnut-looking bumps off with electrocautery, laser them off, or freeze them off with cryotherapy. Women's Health, 2 May 2023 To do so, however, means bumping off Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4, which debuted to a rousing $73.8 million last weekend and could earn $30 million or more in its sophomore outing. Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Mar. 2023 Who wants a caviar bump off of this black AmEx? Sam Stone, Bon Appétit, 9 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bump off was in 1907

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“Bump off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bump%20off. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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