One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the brutal murder of a German holidaymaker’
killing, homicide, assassination, liquidation, extermination, execution, slaughter, butchery, massacre
patricide, matricide, parricide, fratricide, sororicide, filicide, infanticide, uxoricide, regicide
2‘driving there was murder’
hell, hell on earth, a nightmare, an ordeal, a trial, a difficult experience, a frustrating experience, a unpleasant experience, misery, torture, agony
1‘someone tried to murder him’
kill, do to death, put to death, assassinate, execute, liquidate, eliminate, neutralize, dispatch, butcher, cut to pieces, slaughter, massacre, wipe out, mow down
informal bump off, do in, do away with, do for, knock off, blow away, blow someone's brains out, stiff, take out, top, croak, give someone the works, dispose of, hit, zap
North American informal ice, rub out, smoke, waste, off, whack, scrag
North American euphemistic terminate, terminate with extreme prejudice
2‘Anna was murdering a Mozart sonata’
3‘he murdered his lacklustre opponent’
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