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karate Tweet Definition of karate Like Definition of karate on Facebook
noun
  1. An Okinawan martial art involving primarily punching and kicking, but additionally, advanced throws, arm bars, grappling and all means of fighting.
kata Tweet Definition of kata Like Definition of kata on Facebook
noun
  1. (martial arts) A sequence of positions and movements used in the practice of many martial arts.
kickoff Tweet Definition of kickoff Like Definition of kickoff on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, kick-off)
kill Tweet Definition of kill Like Definition of kill on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of killing.
The assassin liked to make a clean , and thus favored small arms over explosives.
  1. Specifically, the death blow.
The hunter delivered the with a pistol shot to the head.
  1. The result of killing; that which has been killed.
The fox dragged its back to its den.
verb
  1. To put to death; to extinguish life.
Smoking kills more people each year than alcohol and drugs combined.
There is conclusive evidence that smoking kills.
  1. (transitive) To render inoperative.
He killed the engine and turned off the headlights, but remained in the car, waiting.
  1. (transitive) To stop, cease, or render void.
The editor decided to the story.
''The news that a hurricane had destroyed our beach house killed our plans to sell it.
  1. (context, transitive, figurative) To amaze, exceed, stun, or otherwise incapacitate.
That night, she was dressed to .
That joke always kills me.
  1. (transitive) To tell off severely.
My boss will me if I'm late.
When she finally got home her dad just about killed her.
  1. (transitive) To use up or to waste.
I'm just doing this to time.
Between the two of us, we killed the rest of the case of beer.
  1. (context, transitive, figurative) To overpower or overwhelm.
The team had absolutely killed their traditional rivals, and the local sports bars were raucous with celebrations.
  1. (transitive) To force a company out of business.
kung fu Tweet Definition of kung fu Like Definition of kung fu on Facebook
noun
  1. Any Chinese martial art.

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