murder - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlemurdering
past tensemurdered
past participlemurdered
  1. 1
    to commit the crime of killing someone deliberately

    She was murdered on her own doorstep.

  2. 2
    informal to do something so badly that you spoil it completely
  3. 3
    informal to defeat someone completely

    We were murdered by last year’s champions.

  4. 4
    spoken used for saying that someone will be extremely angry

    Mum’s going to murder me for getting home so late.