One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he would try and bump the blackmailer off’
kill, murder, cause the death of, end the life of, take the life of, do away with, make away with, assassinate, do to death, eliminate, terminate, dispatch, finish off, put to death, execute
slaughter, butcher, massacre, wipe out, destroy, annihilate, erase, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, decimate, mow down, shoot down, cut down, cut to pieces
put down, put to sleep
polish off, do in, do for, knock off, top, take out, croak, stiff, blow away, liquidate, dispose of
North American ice, off, rub out, waste, whack, scrag, smoke
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