kill (the) time

Definition of kill (the) time

informal

  1. :  to spend time doing something while one is waiting We killed time watching the sailboats on the river. We killed the time between trains playing video games.

Word by Word Definitions

killplay
  1. :  to deprive of life :  cause the death of

    :  to slaughter (an animal) for food

    :  to convert a food animal into (a kind of meat) by slaughtering

  1. :  an act or instance of killing

    :  a decisive act that conclusively secures something (such as a deal or win)

    :  something killed: such as

  1. :  channel, creek

timeplay
  1. :  the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues :  duration

    :  a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

    :  leisure

  1. :  to arrange or set the time of :  schedule

    :  to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

    :  to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. :  of or relating to time

    :  recording time

    :  timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


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